Wigan Borough Sports Council
Wigan Borough Sports Council – The link between the voluntary and public sectors for sport in Wigan.
The Borough of Wigan has a strong sporting heritage, with a vibrant mature sporting club infrastructure. Sports clubs make a significant contribution to health and wellbeing not just in terms of their promotion physical activity, but also in their valuable work with engaging local communities and young people. Activities of the sports clubs also help to increase aspiration, improve health education and support activities that can combat isolation and improve overall health.
Wigan Borough Sports Council in partnership with Wigan Council have secured some funding to support local sports clubs to help build capacity and capability to deliver initiatives aimed at improving the long term health and social well-being and reducing health inequalities within the Wigan Borough. The funding available is a dedicated two year small grants pot. It is available for sports clubs to access with proposals for innovative projects that help support priority health and wellbeing areas.
A prerequisite to apply for funding is for clubs to identify a lead(s) within their club who will act as their community health champion. Community health champions are required to attend a bespoke training day were they will, not only receive further insight into the funding available and the criteria against which applications will be assessed; but will also be trained in the nationally accredited Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement. If anyone is interested in attending the course please feel free to give Ian a call on 01942 404238 or email email@example.com
Wigan Sports Development
Get active! Our Sports Development team deliver a wide range of services to provide opportunities for people throughout the Wigan Borough to engage in lifelong participation in sport and physical activity.
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