Sports aren’t just good for the body, they may also help communities, according to the United Nations’ Sports for Development and Peace The initiative found research indicating that sports programs promote social inclusion, have a positive impact on crime prevention, instill leadership skills, and promote awareness of disease prevention. With projects running such as Veterans Onside, the Armed Forces community was able to be involved in playing regular sport such as football and rugby, under the banner of professional sports clubs.
Not only that, Charity sports events are an effective tool for not only bringing in dollars, but raising awareness of an issue, typically a disease or social problem. Palestine Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports (PACES), is a UK based charity established in 2006, with the aim of providing healthy, structured after- school sports programs for Palestinian girls and boys ages 7-16 years Living in refugee camps and most marginalized and vulnerable areas in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. The participants thank all of the volunteers for the fantastic contribution they make in making their lives better one step at a time
In case if you are wondering, most of the time all of the money raised by a charity stays in the areas where the charity is located and goes back into the community to help support disabled and disadvantaged young people to access sport, who like many youngsters have the same dreams and aspirations as them, but see many hurdles to over come and just need a helping hand from time to time. State of Mind Sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote POSITIVE mental health among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide. For example, an organisation whose purpose is support participation by people living with disability in sport to improve their quality of life may be eligible to register as a charity.
Another example of a charity effort is the Leadership Through Sport & Business, it is a social mobility charity that prepares and supports bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into meaningful roles with major firms. The Beyond Sport Foundation is a UK registered charity and US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that celebrates, supports and raises awareness and funding for organizations using sport to help make the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. The core work will be leading group sessions and being a vital part of our BFree Youth Café team, in addition to supporting and leading other projects and events at LYP, including provision of Christian faith-based activities.
Last but not least, the British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. In this new role, you will play a key part in the development our Sport England funded ‘Sense, Active Together’ project, working closely with a team of Regional Coordinators and reporting into our National Sport Manager.