Made By Sport is proud to be working in collaboration with the Sport For Development Coalition, ensuring that the unique knowledge and skills that exist within the Sport For Development sector – which spans major funders, front-line delivery organisations, national alliances, capacity builders and governing bodies – are utilised to shape the campaign and maximise the impact of the funds it raises.
The Coalition is a growing movement of Sport for Development organisations who speak with a united voice and passion. It is funded and supported by Sport England, Comic Relief and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. All Coalition members believe in the power of sport and physical activity to act as effective tools for intervention when generating positive social outcomes.
More than 60 charities and funders are involved so far, with a collective reach of some 6,500 schools and over 10,000 community clubs ensuring comprehensive geographical coverage of the UK, as well as expertise directly relating to the numerous and complex challenges faced by young people in modern society – ranging from mental health awareness and holiday hunger, to working with gangs and combatting knife crime. The Coalition also seeks to challenge and help redress deeply-engrained societal issues such as gender inequality, disabled people’s inclusion, the lack of BAME representation, and access to provision and support networks for lower socio-economic communities.
The Sport for Development Coalition is currently chaired by Matt Stevenson-Dodd on an interim basis, and its development is managed by Sarah Mortiboys. It will be represented on the board of Made by Sport by Jane Ashworth (CEO - StreetGames), Wayne Morris (Community and CSR Director - Premiership Rugby), and Lee Mason (Chief Executive - Active Partnerships).
To find out more about the Coalition go to www.connectsport.co.uk/coalition or contact Sarah Mortiboys: