Positive Together – providing diversionary sports activities for communities placed in the Top 20% of IMD Wards of Lancashire.
To provide a range of locally based sport and physical activity opportunities for inactive children and young people living in deprived communities. With a particular focus on children and young people aged 10-15 who are involved in anti-social behaviour or at risk of becoming involved.
1. To reduce anti-social behaviour and offending behaviour in the most deprived wards of Lancashire amongst 10-15 year olds.
2. To engage with new inactive groups (10-15 years of age) where there is little opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.
- Consult with people locally to ensure that the activities provided meet their needs.
- Engage with local community centres, facilities or hubs.
- Develop local role models and volunteers in the community who, with support will be able to sustain participation in sport by leading others to play sport.
- Promote volunteering in a range of ways, linking to local sports provision and events in the local community.
- Where possible to provide leadership training and/or other suitable training by sign-post to Colleges or training providers for long term development.
Target areas must be in the top 20% IMD Wards in Lancashire based on LASO Areas. (Please see pages 8 & 9 of this document for the list of wards).
What are we looking for from Delivery Partners?
- Are reliable and able to maintain and update our data collection systems VIEWS on a weekly basis.
- Engage people in sport and physical activity- children and young people aged 10- 15 years of age.
- Can demonstrate experience in providing relevant innovative and attractive programmes of sport and physical activities for a range of people and could do this successfully over at least a 20-week period.
- Can build relationships with children and young people and encourage as many as possible to stay engaged with sports in their local area in whatever way interests them and promote sustainability after 20 weeks.
- Are able engage with young people locally and are prepared to deliver on Housing Estates using local facilities where possible.
- Will promote their project through social media and case studies.
What Active Lancashire will provide?
Development of the Signposting Element of Delivery
1. Short training sessions covering:
- An introduction to volunteering
- A basic introduction to coaching (First Steps into Coaching)
2. Support to help sustain the delivery:
- Continue participating in sport
- Develop Volunteering skills – whole range – refereeing, events, clubs
- Develop Coaching/ Activator skills
- Where possible involve local agencies, local authorities and local community clubs to provide other exit routes and further support.
- Develop and broker links with new partnerships to ensure sustainability in each project delivery.
- Training on the VIEWS monitoring and evaluation database – if required.
Outcomes per programme
- A minimum of 20 individuals recruited per 20-week programme.
- A minimum throughput (i.e. individual attendances) of 260 visits over the 20-week period.
- Develop or upskill at least two individuals to enable them to volunteer.
Funding available in the region of up to £2000 per programme (more funding will only be possible where we can attract match from Housing Associations or other Agencies).
A key area of the project is to provide M & E data using the VIEWS System. Failure to provide M&E data and case studies may result in the withdrawal of the funding offer.
A central pot has been kept aside to support volunteers, provide for training sessions, a small pot for kit/ equipment and to help projects identify next steps of sustaining the project.
Please click here for the Funding and Contributions Table