GreaterSport has been working with Sport England to identify, support, and offer funding to community groups and organisations passionate about tackling inequalities surrounding access to sport and physical activity opportunities for priority audiences within their local areas.
In Bury, the following projects benefitted from the funding and have been successful in engaging their communities and improving physical activity levels during the first two phases:
Bury Basketball Alliance CIC
Project: This project supports men (40+) who want to increase physical fitness and discuss mental wellbeing. Funding has supported a separate basketball session so that certain health conditions can be accommodated. The sessions are followed by a session talking about mental wellbeing, delivered by a qualified practitioner, to break down barriers and connect through shared experiences.
Impact: Around 30 registered men from different backgrounds and different abilities.