The Ethnic Minorities Training & Education Project (EMTEP) wanted to establish the Knockout Sister initiative in Newcastle to provide an opportunity for young women from the BAME community to participate in a boxing programme.
Together for Children
Through local insight we identified geographical areas with high levels of deprivation and organisations who work closely with hard to reach groups that experience high levels of disruptions in their lives, such as the Sunderland Youth Offending Service (YOS).
Riverside Primary School
The Tyne & Wear School Sport Bursary exists to help teachers and other personnel to deliver more and better quality sport and PE in schools both within the curriculum and before/after school.
Bede Community Primary School
Tyne & Wear Sport offered to support Bede Community Primary School in Gateshead to help develop and improve their facilities; they successfully secured funding for a MUGA to increase physical activity for the students and the community.
Bernard Gilpin Primary School
We supported Bernard Gilpin Primary School in Sunderland to provide CPD opportunities within their school and to upskill their teaching staff to provide better quality sports sessions.
Active Disability Month
Tyne & Wear Sport, alongside the partners involved in the Tyne & Wear Disability Sport Forum, agreed that the month of September 2018 would be used to launch ‘Active Disability Month’ to boost physical activity levels for people with disabilities. Active Disability Month was used to promote the great work being done within disability sport in Tyne and Wear and to try to make sport and physical activity more accessible.