In June the JRF were delighted to launch a new initiative – the Euro 2021 Legacy project, thanks to a lottery award received from Sport England.
JRF is celebrating after being awarded £9,650 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to encourage more people to participate in sport and community engagement, specifically women, girls, and older men.
The grant has allowed JRF to launch the EURO 2021 Legacy Project and deliver an additional three sports sessions each week, including Women’s Football, Girls’ Football, and a Men’s Football tournament. Due to the success and popularity of the Women’s sessions, JRF has also hosted a female only Football tournament.
In addition to these mid-week sessions, attendees of the EURO 2021 Legacy Project are invited to take part in regular “Super Sunday” events which encompass the wider Brent community – children, young people, and adults. These events involve football matches, international tournaments, and health, and wellbeing initiatives, and encourage participation in sports activities to improve physical and mental health, and social interaction.
JRF is a sport for development charity delivering a programme of wrap-around support that provide opportunities to young people, including those at risk, and promote exercise and team games for children and young people, including those with physical and learning disabilities.
There is also a focus on health and wellbeing family interventions, and intergenerational community projects and events to achieve the charity’s objective of community first.
Otis Roberts, CEO of the Foundation, is thrilled to have been awarded the funding:
“We are delighted to have secured this investment which means we can deliver additional sports sessions each week for specific groups including women, girls, and older men. Our Euro 2021 Legacy Project will work to address inactivity, inequality, and social exclusion, by engaging marginalised individuals and groups in Brent who are not regularly engaging in sports and fitness activities.“
“Thank you to everyone who plays the National Lottery, we wouldn’t be able to do this without you.”
If you would like to know how to get involved in one of the JRF community sessions email email@example.com and one of the team will get back to you.
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For more details about the project please contact Martene Carroll at JRF – firstname.lastname@example.org
Based at Bridgestone Arena (formerly the Pavilion), Stonebridge Recreation Ground, Hillside, London NW10 8LW, the Foundation was set up in 2007 by former professional football, Jason Roberts MBE, and is managed by his Uncle Otis Roberts.
JRF delivers work in Brent, NW London, and Grenada in the Caribbean, supporting the communities in sport, fitness, wellbeing, education, and training.
About National Lottery
National Lottery players raise £30m every week for good causes, funding arts, heritage, sports, voluntary and charity projects around the UK. For more information on good causes in your area go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
About Sport England
Sport England is a public body and invests up to £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport.
It wants everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. That’s why a lot of its work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active – like women, disabled people, and people on lower incomes.