Sport England ‘Tackling Inequalities’ Project
This fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
Tackling Inequalities Fund was created with £20 million of National Lottery funding to help reduce the negative impact on activity levels in these under-represented groups, with a specific focus on:
- Lower socio-economic groups
- Disabled people
- People with long-term health conditions.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that SOSA & Starlets Community Interest Company has been awarded funding by Sport England to support their Tackling Inequalities Funding project.
Our project remit specifically targets older and vulnerable adults, those with long-term health conditions and disabilities and those recovering from the effects of Long-COVID, following the pandemic.
We will be delivering this project via on-demand services on our website, and with live online and face-to-face sessions.
As part of the remit, we will be developing a specialised ‘falls prevention programme’ to assist older/vulnerable adults with regaining core strength and balance.
The project will also create additional content for care home staff, carers and activity coordinators, to develop understanding of the concept and building confidence on how to facilitate dance sessions, which gives the project longevity should COVID restrictions continue in vulnerable settings.