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To organise sport activities and games for families and individuals across Greater Nottingham area which will encourage positive engagement and help build personal health and encourage better connections between different people leading to a more cohesive society where people care for each other.
September 2010 - July 2012
Charity information: Groundwork Greater Nottingham Trust
The premise behind the programme is that fun, family events and activities contribute to people's happiness and have posotive impact on their health. Also, human interaction provides a positive vehicle for engaging people in thinking about their families, communities and help build new connections between groups and individuals which can support wider processes of regeneration in all areas and in particular in quality of life and health.
Groundwork will generate games events and activities in communities across Nottinghamshire. This will be achieved by establishing a network of ‘community games coordinators’ employed by Groundwork who in turn will recruit ‘games ambassadors’ to support events and generate more activities. Activites will be put forward by local people and we will encourage individuals and families to employ their skills to engage others from all generations and backgrounds, partiocularly people with disabilities
to increase quality of life and health in deprived communities
Activities» recruiting and training local people to develop their skills and confidance and undertake coordination roles
» organising events and activities to promote healthy living for all sections of the community
» providing gaming equipment for local groups and organisations to continue offering physical activities to local people and encourage healthy lifestyle
What success will look like
by participating in gaming activities people will achieve mental and physical health and will contribute to achieving a stronger community and inter-generation solidarity
to increase the scale, reach, participation in and recognition of games as a health programme
Activities» Use the various community events and gatherings to deliver gaming activities and add value to the traditional family events
» encourage partners from all sectors to cooperate with us in organising new events within deprived neighbourhoods in Greater Nottinghamshire Area
What success will look like
by increased number of local people from all generations, ethnic groups and disability and sexual orientation groups participating in the games.
to leave a social and physical legacy in the communities
Activities» Newly trained coordinators and ambassadors from various groups and organisations will continue organising gaming events in the future
» all the equipment purchased through the project will be donated to groups and organisations in deprived communities to continue using it in the future
What success will look like
Success will be that as many as possible community groups and organisations continue using all the material assets created through the project to continue promoting healthy living
The project will encourage people to be active, interact and work together and by doing it improve their health, develop relationships, get personal recognition and build their self esteem affected by long term unemployment, deprivation and poor quality of life. We, also, want to encourage people to reflect on their attitude to others, to the nature and to their own health so they look into alternative healthier options and make change to the way they live and care for their bodies and minds.
Risks to the project are those relating to the organisation of the open space gaming events such as security, health and safety, weather and anti-social behaviour. In order to deal with those we work closely with the mainstream organisers of the events such as councils and other public sector organisations, ambulance services and police. All events include proper H&S rsik assessment and proper measures for prevention or reduction being implemented. All staff involved on the project are trained.
We shall report to donors via highlight reports in the format of their preference and in regular intervals as agreed. In case of the need for a significant change in the project extraordinary reports will be sent and change will be negotiated prior to it being implemented.
Budget - Project Cost: £100,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £55,000 Salaries Coordinators and other staff costsd £15,000 Equipment various gaming equipment £25,000 Events events, promotional activities, advertiting £5,000 marketing marketing and other
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Cadbury £50,000 Guaranteed
local people of all ages will directly benefit as well as families, groups and organisations based in the most deprived areas in the region.
Groundwork delivers projects to improve quality of life for people living in disadvantaged areas of Greater Nottingham for over 10 years. We have proven excellence in working in partnership with communities on local regeneration through family activities, sports and education; encouraging healthier lifestyles using various activities to improve social, economic and environmental change ; helping vulnerable individuals gain skills,confidence and achieving independent living
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Matthew is the FJF Games Administrator employed by Groundwork to create various gaming activities with local volunteers, individuals and groups.
Balbir is the Project manager and has over 20 years of experience in setting up and managing projects for young people in the region
Tommy is Groundwork Fundraising officer and continuously works on identifying potential new funding sources to expand gaming activities