National Partner Support
We are delighted to have support from the best experts in their field to help us with the successful deployment of Us Girls.
Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust
Through DKHLT Us Girls projects have the opportunity to access female role models to inspire local disadvantaged women to play sport. Role model athletes are available to present awards, make appearances, help deliver sessions and give motivational talks. DKHLT is providing access to local and regional role models, as well as providing PR support where their athletes are utilised.
If you have an Us Girls Launch, festival or event in the next few months and would to try and access a role model athlete/champion to attend, please contact Helen on helen [dot] crowley [at] streetgames [dot] org or 08451 300849 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 08451 300849 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 08451 300849 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Projects will probably have access to this only once in the life of the Us Girls project.
To find out more about DKHLT visit www.dkhlegacytrust.org
Sporting Equals is providing strategic support to Us Girls projects on issues such as engagement strategies with BME communities, developing targeted marketing strategies, delivering training and skills development, and creating BME ‘Champions’ from within local communities. Expert advice is also available to support local consultation, devise outreach support plans and provide bespoke mentoring to local projects that have identified a need for support in engaging BME women.
Sporting Equals provides valuable insight into how to engage black and minority ethnic communities, with a range of proven resources, including toolkits, best practice case studies, factsheets and events. Resources include recent insight, religion factsheets, Sport and Emerging Communities Factsheets and Info sheets by Sport. Click here to visit their website
Community event pilot a success - Sporting Equals has developed an effective way of attracting new participants to sport through key community events promoting NGB participation programmes.The successful pilot included seven sports providers including England Athletics, the Football Association and Birmingham Sport - Read more
Sports Leaders UK
We are working with Sports Leaders UK to supply training, qualifications and awards to Us Girls projects. The main courses requested from projects to date are:
- SLUK Women Get Set Go
- Level 1 Dance
- Level 2 CSLA
The SLUK ‘Women – Get Set Go’ programme is particularly relevant for Us Girls projects. It is a personal development programme that has been specifically designed for women and girls (14 years and over). It encourages females to enter into community leisure leadership positions, and to develop their involvement both for their own benefit and for the benefit of the community in general.
If you are interested in accessing any of the above SLUK courses for you or your project participants/volunteers please contact Helen on helen [dot] crowley [at] streetgames [dot] org or 08451 300849.
For more details of training courses offered by Sports Leaders UK visit www.sportsleaders.org
English Federation for Disability Sports (EFDS)
EFDS is available to provide support to Us Girls projects to ensure that disability interventions are well informed and are of high enough quality to offer a real breakthrough for our target group. EFDS is available to offer strategic support across the consortium in relation to working with 16 to 25 year old disabled women. EFDS will also provide training courses to the consortium members.
Disability resource available now
EFDS has launched a free resource to help deliverers engage disabled people in sport. It provides information and guidance on specific subjects like understanding the disability sector and barriers to participation - Read more
If you need any disability advice in relation to your Us Girls project please contact Helen in the first instance on helen [dot] crowley [at] streetgames [dot] org or 08451 300849
www.efds.co.uk - a charity responsible for the promotion and development of sporting opportunities for all disabled people in England.
www.inclusivefitness.org - a programme that supports the fitness industry to become more inclusive, catering for the needs of disabled and non-disabled people alike.
www.dotcomunity.org.uk - A Disability Directory, for activities, events and services in your local area. Also available to promote your inclusive opportunities for free.
www.volunteering.org.uk - to help volunteer-involving organisations find tips and practical advice on being inclusive and welcoming when working with volunteers who consider themselves to be disabled or to have a disability, impairment or health condition.
Women’s Sport & Fitness Foundation (WSFF)
WSFF are the charity that campaigns to make physical activity an everyday part of life for women and girls. WSFF are a key partner in the Active Women Consortium and we are working with them to help tackle the gender gap in sport.
To make being active more attractive for women and girls the WSFF do three things:
- Help sport and fitness organisations understand what women want
- Inspire women to take part in sport and fitness
- Campaign to persuade policy makers that having more active women will benefit all of us.
We see WSFF as a key partner in helping to get young women and girls from disadvantaged areas more active. For more information about WSFF, what they do, recent news and research publications visit http://wsff.org.uk