Active Through Football

Active Through Football is a national programme funded by the Football Foundation which aims to increase physical activity levels for people 16 years old and over.

A number of organisations in the borough are working together to bid to bring the project to B&D and with it up to £1m of funding over 5 years to deliver a whole range of football activities.

A key part of the programme is to work with local groups and residents - sporting or non-sporting - to demonstrate the support for the project- and this where we'd like your input.



Football is a great way to keep fit and bring people together. Active Through Football wants to remove the barriers to physical activity and aims to offer local physical activity opportunities, increased social inclusion, sustained behavioural change, and upskill local residents.

With the aim to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change, Active Through Football will include recreational and informal small-sided activities, and be shaped by people like you.

To find out how such a programme might work, watch this video from Wolves in the Park: a football group for men over 30.



Who is already involved?

- LBBD

- Essex County Football Association

- Barking Sports For Change (Part of Model City London – Barking Coalition)

- West Ham United Foundation

- London Sport

- Coventry University Dagenham

- Hikmah Social

- Thames Ward Community Project

- Muslimah Sports Association

- Street Games

- Everyone Active

- Al Madina Mosque

- Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum

- Dagenham and Redbridge Football in the Community

- Barking Football Club


APRIL UPDATE:

We have now considered which groups in which areas might best be involved in the programme. They are as follows:

Ward 1: Thames

  • Target audience: males 16-35

Ward 2: Gascoigne/Abbey

  • Target audience: females

Ward 3: Mayesbrook

  • Target audience: male 35+

If you or your organisation would like to be part of a focus group to discuss these groups and ways in which you can get involved, please email: claire.brewin@lbbd.gov.uk

The application deadline for funding is the 7th of May and we are hoping for a verdict by late June.

Active Through Football is a national programme funded by the Football Foundation which aims to increase physical activity levels for people 16 years old and over.

A number of organisations in the borough are working together to bid to bring the project to B&D and with it up to £1m of funding over 5 years to deliver a whole range of football activities.

A key part of the programme is to work with local groups and residents - sporting or non-sporting - to demonstrate the support for the project- and this where we'd like your input.



Football is a great way to keep fit and bring people together. Active Through Football wants to remove the barriers to physical activity and aims to offer local physical activity opportunities, increased social inclusion, sustained behavioural change, and upskill local residents.

With the aim to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change, Active Through Football will include recreational and informal small-sided activities, and be shaped by people like you.

To find out how such a programme might work, watch this video from Wolves in the Park: a football group for men over 30.



Who is already involved?

- LBBD

- Essex County Football Association

- Barking Sports For Change (Part of Model City London – Barking Coalition)

- West Ham United Foundation

- London Sport

- Coventry University Dagenham

- Hikmah Social

- Thames Ward Community Project

- Muslimah Sports Association

- Street Games

- Everyone Active

- Al Madina Mosque

- Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum

- Dagenham and Redbridge Football in the Community

- Barking Football Club


APRIL UPDATE:

We have now considered which groups in which areas might best be involved in the programme. They are as follows:

Ward 1: Thames

  • Target audience: males 16-35

Ward 2: Gascoigne/Abbey

  • Target audience: females

Ward 3: Mayesbrook

  • Target audience: male 35+

If you or your organisation would like to be part of a focus group to discuss these groups and ways in which you can get involved, please email: claire.brewin@lbbd.gov.uk

The application deadline for funding is the 7th of May and we are hoping for a verdict by late June.