Throughout September the JRF Community Outreach Team packed up RAPIDShelter™ tents and sporting equipment and went on a Roadshow to local parks and green spaces in Brent as part of their Reaching and Building Communities projects funded by the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL).

As part of the Building Communities project the JRF Team travelled to several parks in neighbouring wards, to deliver outreach sporting activities and signposting to other advocacy and support agencies, for Brent residents including those who may feel marginalised and socially excluded.

From Saturday 18th to Tuesday 28th September the JRF Roadshow visited several parks including Tokyngton, Gladstone, Welsh Harp, Barham, King Edwards Park in Wembley, and Alperton – Heather Park Drive, where Cllr. Ketan Sheth – Chair of Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee joined the JRF Team.

The purpose of the Roadshow was to enable the JRF team to engage residents from the wider Brent community who may not be aware of the services on offer across the Borough, including the sports centre at Bridgestone Arena – the ‘home’ of JRF, encourage them to take part in the sports activities being delivered, and to invite them to Bridgestone Arena and take part in the ongoing Reaching Communities and Building Communities projects run by JRF.

Angela, one of JRF’s Community Outreach Mentors said, “Being part of the JRF Building Communities project allows me to give back to the community. I feel able to add value, and  I can see the positive impact the project is having on the lives of others. I am proud to be a part of the project.”

For more information about how to get involved in the Building Communities Project please contact