This month’s project spotlight is shining on the team at Sport at the Heart, a community-focused sports charity based in North West London. Like StreetGames, ‘SatH’ works to bring some much-needed fun and physical activity to deprived neighbourhoods, uniting communities and creating new opportunities in the process.

With so much in common, it’s only natural that StreetGames and Sport at the Heart would seek to share their efforts. With the Fit and Fed programme, that partnership has become even stronger. One early success story has involved the training of staff and volunteers in a variety of vocational opportunities, including the Level 2 award in Food Hygiene, Multi-Skills Activator Course and - through the SERVES tennis programme - Tennis Activator training.

Discussing the relationship between StreetGames and Sport at the Heart, SatH Director Nary Wijeratne said:

StreetGames’ support at a grass roots level is what has been most beneficial to us as an organisation. Their DSA’s are knowledgeable and approachable and understand the current challenges that youth and community groups are threatened with, therefor they are able to offer pragmatic counsel and tailor-made support in the ‘here and now’.

Their Fit & Fed campaign was very timely for us as we had identified significant gaps in school holiday provision and seeing the detrimental effect this was having on children and young people in the area, especially those families less well off. StreetGames supported us to set up full school holiday provision with lunch included, and facilitated a successful Child in Need funding application to sustain the programme over the next three years. Last summer we kept 160 children and young people active and safe, and served over 2000 lunches!

For more on the good work being done by Sport at the Heart, please visit the organisation’s website, at:

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