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#loveyourheart : A New Campaign to get Children and their Families Active

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StreetGames has been chosen by the World Heart Foundation to use our experience delivering Doorstep Sport - sport at the right time, in the right place, in the right style and for the right price - to launch a major summer activity campaign for 7-12 year olds.

FREE fun physical activities ranging from Zorb football, tennis, Tri-volle and dance to social activities including face painting, DJ workshops and giant games. The events are designed to remove the barrier of cost, so families can spend time together getting active in a fun and friendly environment.

STREETGAMES LEADS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM TO DEVELOP NEW TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIP

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National sports charity, StreetGames, today announces that it’s leading an industry consortium to develop a new community sport apprenticeship as part of the Government’s Trailblazer programme. 

The Community Health and Sport Activator apprenticeship is being created to encourage young people to lead more active, healthier lifestyles and in doing so, divert vulnerable youngsters away from anti-social behaviour and crime. 

StreetGames Youth Residential – Brathay 2015 Expression of Interest Open

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StreetGames are please to announce that the expression of interest for our annual StreetGames Young Volunteer residential at Brathay Trust, Lake Windermere is now open.

On the 26th-28th October we will be running our Youth Residential at Brathay.

Over the 3 days young people will have the opportunity to try out a wide range of activities including water based, high challenges and team building activities; as well as taking part in StreetGames young advisor led social activities.

Things you need to know:

Sources of Grants for Doorstep Sport 2015

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The fundraising environment is very challenging as organisations chase an ever decreasing pot of funds. Sustainability is a top priority. StreetGames offers support to enable our network of projects to become stronger organisations and to work towards long term financial sustainability. Our updated funding guide is packed with information about organisations that provide grants which prioritise one or more of the key issues of Doorstep Sport: 

Physical Activity/Health
Deprived areas and disadvantaged communities
Young People

The Matt Kendall Foundation

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Matt Kendall recently died aged 35, following a two year battle with cancer. Matt worked with StreetGames from the very beginning in 2007. His most recent roles for StreetGames were as our lead on European work and as a Doorstep Sport Advisor in the West Midlands. 

Job Opportunity - Handball England, Hampshire Activator

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£15,000 Pro Rata 
30 hours per week application
Deadline Monday 20 July 12.00pm
Initial fixed-term contract until August 2016

With support from Street Games and Sport Hampshire & Isle of Wight, England Handball is looking to appoint a Handball Activator to work across three target communities in Hampshire. Working with key partners, you will develop and deliver new opportunities for young people and adults to play handball.

Happy (and Active) Campers at Away Games Birmingham!

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280 young people from across the StreetGames network went on a camping holiday with a difference last weekend, attending StreetGames’ Away Games Birmingham and watching elite athletes compete at the British Athletics Championships. The group spent three nights camping at the Blackwell Activity Centre, where StreetGames organised a range of activities including Zorb football, tennis, rugby, abseiling, climbing and raft building.

Substance National Conference - Sport for Development.

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Substance, the social research company StreetGames have been working with over the last three years are organising a national conference on November 19th at the Kia Oval in London on the theme of sport for development.

Staff Profile - Jess Morgan, Us Girls Wales

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How did you get into sport?

Community Safety Focus Group Update

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Thank you to everyone who completed the expression of interest for our upcoming community safety project. With nearly 90 responses in the space of a week, it’s heartening to see that the projects in the StreetGames network are so dedicated to changing the communities in which they work for the better.