|With the end of March approaching, we’re looking forward to longer (and hopefully warmer) days ahead, and with the possibility of some of you returning to face-to-face sessions soon, we can definitely celebrate the little wins. |
Thank you to those who filled in our Community Pulse 2021 survey. You can read a full summary on our website as well as how we’re moving forward to help you. In other exciting Sported news, we announced an exciting partnership with Always for their #FuelHerFuture campaign. Have you spotted us in their TV advert yet?
This month’s newsletter includes:Latest member webinars The Physical Return resources and government road map informationYour chance to tell us how we did this yearAn opportunity to get your hands on some free cycling helmetsHelpful links and information from our friends and other sports organisationsVisit Your Sported Network for downloadable guides, videos, and recorded webinars, and get involved in the Sported Member Facebook Group where we post up-to-date information, new funding opportunities, and additional resources.
Don’t forget to share with us on Twitter and Instagram your plans for April, we would love to see them!
The Sported Team
|How did we do this year?|
As we come to the end of our year, (we go April to March) we’d love to know how you’ve found being a Sported member
How satisfied are you with your Sported membership?
Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to recommend Sported to a friend or colleague?
lowest 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 highest
|Sport England Return to Play Funding Information session|
Thursday 25th March 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Join us for a session that will look at funding being offered by Sport England focussing specifically on Return to Play:
• Small Grants capital/revenue awards
• Community Asset Fund – Capital awards
• Active Together Crowdfunding
Come and find out if you are eligible and how we can help you. Find out more about the Return to Play funds here.
|Leadership TeamsA Sport England Club Matters workshop in partnership with Sported|
Wednesday 14th April, 6pm – 8pm
Do you have the right committee structure? In this session we will explore how your group can be structured to not only effectively run the organisation, but also plan for the future. The workshop also looks at how you make sure the right people are in the right roles to take the organisation forward.
We will cover:- Reviewing your leadership structure
– Identify the key principles of an excellent leadership team
– Identify methods on how to achieve an excellent leadership team for your club
– Develop an action plan to improve their club leadership
Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgPlanning for your post COVID future
Date TBCWe know that it’s been impossible to plan over the past year and, even though there is now light at the end of the tunnel, it’s hard to know how to move forward.
Join Sported volunteer, Jocelyn Parkes who will help you think about:- What you want to achieve this year, for the next 2- 3 years and long term
– Setting aims and objectives that will enable you to deliver the impact you want to make – not just outputs
And how to get it down on paper in a way that you will be able to use on a day-to-day basis to help you achieve those goals.
Register your interest by e-mailing email@example.com
|Preparing for The Physical Return|
For some of you, from the 29th March, you can restart outdoor organised sessions with your participants. If you’re planning on beginning your face-to-face sessions again, we’ve put together a list of information, including:Current government guidelines and links to the current government road mapHelpful links from National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Sport England to help you prepareOur ‘The Physical Return’ checklist, social media graphics and Capture Everything guide. Head over to Your Sported Network to download the sheet.
|Last month we told you that we’d started on the build for a new portal for Sported members. It will be easier to navigate so you can find the things you need, to discover all the services and benefits you can access with your FREE Sported membership, and to discuss issues with other members and volunteers.|
We’re almost ready to start asking for feedback so if you’d like to have your views heard, please drop us an email ASAP.
We think we’ve also come up with a great new name: The Sported Hub
What do you think?
Would free cycle helmets help you deliver in your community?
Lazer – one of the oldest helmet manufacturers in the world – is offering Sported members free cycling helmets. For every 10 helmets registered in the UK between March 1st and the May 31st 2021 Lazer will donate a Compact helmet to Sported. Read more here. The helmets are unisex and fully adjustable in size for people 8+.
We’re specifically looking to support you if you plan, or would like to, to deliver cycling activities to young people in your community post lockdown and this would enable you to do so.
How do we get them?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little about how you would use the helmets to help young people in your community (around 50 words) and how many you’d like (min 10 and max 30) by Thursday 25th March.