Changing the lives of 1,000,000 Londoners through physical activity and sport is no easy feat, but one key way of doing this is supporting grassroots organisations, projects and clubs to increase participation at their sessions. ClubWorks is one of the ways we do this.
The ClubWorks programme, funded by the Greater London Authority, aims to support organisations that deliver physical activity and sport across the capital, helping them become more effective and more sustainable.
Through the programme we provide one-to-one support to 100 organisations across London, focusing on four key areas of development – Club Marketing, Club People, Club Finances, Club Management.
Over the last 9 months, we have worked to develop and implement a training programme that organisations delivering physical activity and sport in London can access so that they receive the right support, in the right place, at the right time and to positively affect all organisations delivering physical activity and sport in the capital.
Partnering with organisations including Street Games, Women In Sport, Sports Marketing Network, Make Sport Fun, UK Coaching, Sport & Recreation Alliance and Club Matters, from September 2017 to March 2018 London Sport will be providing training opportunities in the form of more than 120 workshops and webinars for organisations to access FREE of charge. Understanding that clubs and organisations are run by volunteers who lead busy lives, we are taking workshops to every London borough making it convenient for volunteers to attend the training.
The list of workshops currently available across all 32 London Boroughs can be found here.
Richard Croker, Strategic Relationship Manager at London Sport said “Grassroots organisations are the lifeblood of physical activity and sport participation. We want to make sure we are providing the right support for these organisations so they can continue to deliver excellent opportunities for all Londoners to take part in physical activity and sport.
“We’ve listened to the needs of organisations and we are confident the diverse training offer provides excellent opportunities for all organisations delivering physical activity and sport to become more effective and more sustainable.”