Background to Sport Makers
The Sport Makers programme is part of the 'people' strand of Sport England's 'Places People Play' mass participation legacy programme, which was launched in November 2010.
The programme, which is funded by the National Lottery, will recruit tens of thousands of new sports volunteers aged 16+ to organise and lead community sports activities across the country. It was launched nationally on 11 October 2011.
The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershireis is responsible for the delivery of the Sport Makers programme across the two counties. Our role is to:
- Identify and recruit potential Sport Makers
- Work with national governing bodies (NGBs) and local sports clubs and community organisations to develop a menu of Sport Makers opportunities
- Run a programme of inspirational workshops to equip Sport Makers with all the necessary skills and information needed to make sport happen locally
- Match Sport Makers' interests with local sporting opportunities
We will work with key external partners including local authorities, national governing bodies, sports clubs, community groups, volunteer centres and local employers to find and register more than 500 Sport Makers between October 2011 and March 2013.