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Place-led Approaches Community of Practice


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09:30 – 10:15: Registration, Tea & Coffee, Informal Networking
10:15 – 10:25: 
Welcome and Introduction to the aims of the event
10.30 – 11:20: 
Speakers – two strands each with four 10 minute presentations

Strand A –  for Community Practitioners
Strand Bfor Sport and Physical Activity Practitioners

See below for presentation details.

11.25 – 11.45:Panel Discussion and Questions — Are community sport and community development seeking the same thing?
11.50 – 12.15: A smaller group discussion about next steps with your local London Sport Relationship Manager
12.15: END —
If you are planning on attending the #5WaysPlace event from National Park City (across the road) you are free to spend lunch at the House of Sport


Older women taking part in a dance exercise class

Sport is born from community activity, the act of people coming together to share a common interest. That is why London Sport support the London Mayor’s new Sport for All of Us strategy in its belief that sport, properly deployed, can be used a tool for community cohesion and social good.

This event will bring together local authority officers working in the world of community engagement/participation with those focused-on sport and physical activity.

Two parallel strands of presentations will then come together for practical discussion on your next steps and how London Sport can support.


Strand A: Sport as a tool for the community – for Community Practitioners

Hackney/Southall Local Delivery Pilots
How and why a sport programme spent a year understanding the community and delivering no sport.

Sport England’s multi-million pound Local Delivery Pilots were funded on the basis of understanding their community and the strength of collaboration, one year in, this is their story so far.

Speaker  TBC 
Physical Activity, its not just for sports clubs, and its not just for young people

Advice Support Knowledge Information (A.S.K.I.)  was established to support and signpost individuals who face barriers to inclusion – why was sport right for them?

Speaker TBC 
You don’t need a coach, you need someone with a passion

Engaging, motivating and supporting volunteer community leaders to deliver a range of their own mini projects ‘for the community and by the community’, not your regular sports club

Love Where You Live (Valence Park)
Forget what you think sport is, and use it for what you want it to be

Avril McIntyre and Lisa Adams thought they knew nothing about how to deliver a sports project, one year later Sport England were offering them more money than they had asked for.

Strand B – Deploying the tools of community-led development in sport — for Sport and Physical Activity Practitioners

Community Resources
What we need to know, and how to help us learn it

If a community organisation comes to you for support, how can you help them to do it for themselves. With the support of London Sport, Community Resources recently received £250k+ from London Marathon, Veolia and Sport England and Table Tennis England

Street Space – creative engagement and collaborative design consultants
Identifying an energy for change

How to act as a catalyst within the community by listening to people in a place and unlock the potential of their vision.

London Sport Insight Team
Online Co-design.

How to get more ideas, from more people, and make sure that the person been listened to isn’t just the loudest in the room.

Hackney/Southall LDP
Asset Mapping

What exists within your community, how can you identify this, and make the most of it


Networking and Drinks Reception

16.30: Networking and Drinks Reception


35 available
Place-led Approaches Community of Practice£0.00 +VAT

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