Community Cohesion Through Sports

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Community Cohesion Through Sports

Community Cohesion Through Sports

The Next Chosen Generation CIC By The Next Chosen Generation CIC

Reducing community tension through engagement in sports. Using sports to educate different groups on cultural and heritage differences and how the understanding of this can make our community better.

Basildon Idea stage

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The main purpose of this project is to promote active engagement within our growing multicultural and diversity community that our borough is developing into. The facing the facts a baseline study of the housing and related needs of the BMEs in Essex indicates that there is concern with: cohesion and sustainability Cultural and social isolation and a Lack of groups for council to liaise with Basildon BME population has increased from 5.4% in 2001 to 9.9% in 2007 (ONS Website). 69% of the community voted to leave the EU (Telegraph 24th June 2017). The demographic change, BREXIT and recent events have contributed to community tensions and increase in reported hate crimes. Project aims to building stronger and more resilient community in Basildon. Create better working relationships, develop confidence in working and relating to each other. The project is also aimed at reducing the amount of people in the community holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values.

What we'll deliver:

  • Engaged and collaborated community
  • Educated community on cultural differences
  • Motivate young people to sports instead of hate crime

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea because sports is a contact sport which is also known to be good for stress relief. The idea is that cohesion and team work techniques will be taught as part of the coaching. Participants will then be expected to put to practice what they have been taught. They will also be asked to provide their understanding and views on what they have learnt. The idea is that participants can be taught how to use sports as an alternative to crime and controlling of anger. 5 days of different sports at the heart of Basildon. Professional coaching for community engagement.

Steps to get it done:

  • Engaging sports coaches
  • Project Delivery Management
  • Book Venue
  • Deliver Sports Engagement
  • Celebrate Outcomes and Feedback
  • Complete Project

This project will be delivered as part of celebrations for the 30th Celebration of Black History Month in Basildon.

Location Basildon

Basildon has 4 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Basildon is a prosperous business location and has in recent years seen significant inward investment and jobs growth. Throughout Basildon there are major developments planned. There has been an increase in ethnic minority groups moving into Basildon. This has lead to a higher increase in community tensions. Brexit and the recent events have contri


Basildon Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,767

Project Delivery - £1,500 (54%)
Sports Coaches - £650 (23%)
Venue Bookings - £350 (13%)
Other - £267 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Project Delivery
Sports Coaches
Venue Bookings
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,767

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