What we do

What we do

We provide professional expertise, resources and operational support to community groups.

0 %

are led entirely by volunteers

0 %

have an annual income
of less than £10k

0 %

are located in the 30% most deprived areas of the UK

0 %

are confident they’ll still exist in 5 years’ time

(Data accurate as of 30 September 2020)

We are here to help them to address these challenges through the provision of services and projects that build the skills and confidence of the group leaders and strengthen their organisation for the future.

Why we do it

Not all young people have the same start in life and we know that community sport and physical activity can help them overcome barriers and fulfil their potential.

How we do it

We empower communities by supporting the  groups deeply rooted within them.

Reach

  • We work with grassroots groups often not supported by other agencies and our groups are based in communities across all of the UK.
  • Our groups work with young people who are typically “hard to reach”.
  • Our Sport England supported project increases physical activity for inactive

Include

  • We work with expert partners to collaborate on projects to help create equity
  • Our groups work with young people in under-represented groups.
  • Project 51 focused on supporting community groups to attract more young females to close the gender gap.​

Empower

  • We provide services and projects to build skills and confidence in local group leaders.
  • Our groups provide opportunities that empower young people.
  • Our partnership with Nike offers a package of tailored support, mentoring and personal development opportunities for young BAME leaders, to help develop and launch their own Sport for Change project.

"Without the help of Sported and Ravi we would have struggled to deliver this project and lots of people would not be able to access this opportunity."

– Sported member

Our UK-wide services and benefits

We offer a range of services and benefits, designed to address the different needs that our groups may have. 

The most popular are:

One-to-one support

on a long or short-term basis from our team of professional volunteers

Sported Network

access to our online platform full of resources/ how to guides to help groups with topics such as fundraising, impact practice and business planning.

Regular Webinars

and workshops on topics such as fundraising, business planning, legal structures and marketing

Monthly funding bulletins

and newsletters with information and services specifically tailored to organisations like them

Grant distributions

to our network on behalf of our partners

"Our mentor from Sported helped us to navigate our ideas, giving us the support we needed to push the boundaries of our organisation."​

– Sported member

Where we are

We are the largest network of community sport groups in the UK and pride ourselves on our personal touch and local knowledge. 

Read about the work we are doing in each of the nations.

England

Learn more

Wales

Learn more

Northern Ireland

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scotland

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Partners and Projects

Sported’s partnerships and projects are essential to enable us to support our network. We are very proud to work in partnership with fantastic organisations and funders and are always looking to have new conversations and explore ideas for future projects.

Current projects

Learn more about our Capacity Measurement Tool and how we assess the impact we make.