Through sport, StreetGames and its network of Locally Trusted Organisations work to change liveschange sport and to change communities for the better. 

Founded in 2005, the StreetGames charity was set up by half a dozen individuals involved in the design and delivery of neighbourhood sporting projects. These organisers came together as part of plan to make sport more widely available for disadvantaged young people, and to therefore maximise its power to change lives and communities.

These founders were all experienced in community regeneration programmes, or had been involved in Sport England’s programme of 9 Sport Action Zones. Some were even part of both programmes.

The StreetGames pilot programme was run alongside the Football Foundation and the 'New Deal for Communities' regeneration programme. Two years after deciding to set up the charity, StreetGames secured funding from the Sport England Lottery and officially launched in January 2007.

StreetGames flagship programme is that of 'Doorstep Sport' – a type of physical activity delivery that removes many of the barriers to entry, typically encountered by poor individuals. StreetGames and its partners pride themselves on bringing sport to the right people, in the right way, and at the right time, place, and price point to suit their needs.

 

StreetGames manages a network of over 1,000 such Locally Trusted Organisations, including many community groups, local authorities, sports clubs and other types of organisations concerned with the wellbeing of disadvantaged young people. It is important to note however, that StreetGames does not own nor control these organisations. Instead, they remain independent and are therefore more flexible in responding to local needs. 

StreetGames started meaningful activity in Wales 2009, and in February 2012, the organisation launched a programme supported by both Sport Wales and the Welsh Government’s 'Communities First Programme' to increase sporting opportunities in every so-called 'Communities First' cluster.

In Wales, StreetGames work with more than 4/5ths of all such Community First clusters, benefitting tens of thousands of young people in the process.

 

StreetGames is also a proud partner of several national governing bodies for sport - and works extensively with these organisations to help them to grow their particular sports amongst disadvantaged young people. This work is important because disadvantaged young people participate in sport less frequently that their more affluent peers.

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