Sport on the Doorstep of Deprived Communities 

Doorstep sport provides the local community with an exciting, up to date sporting offer which enables more young people to access sport. Doorstep Sport highlights the importance of the right style of deliver to match the community, therefore changing the way sport is delivered across the country.

Through Doorstep Sport young people have greater ability to take control of their own lives, make a positive change and improve their communities.  

The Right Offer

  • Right Time, Place, Price and Style
    • Doorstep Sport ensures a vibrant and varied offer is available
    • VIVA should include access to sports events, pop up sports and following the high profile sporting calendar
    • The offer should reflect the needs and interests of the young people in he local community
  • Equity
    • An accessible, equitable programme of activities should be on offer in the local community.  In particular young women accessing sports and physical activity; 
    • This must reflect the demographic of the local community;
    • Doorstep sport should be used as a way to integrate young people within the community.
  • Understanding the Needs of Young People
    • Consideration of how and where to market your programme should be planned carefully
    • Doorstep sport embraces the use of a wide range of social media
    • Doorstep Sport recognises the fast pace a young persons world moves at an should ensure its marketing is reflective of this
    • Organisations need to consult with young people on any current or future activity provision to ensure it is meeting their needs
    • Young people should be able to provide feedback and new ideas  for the organisation in an open way knowing that their ideas are listened to.

Wider Social Outcomes

  • Youth action
    • Young people should learn as volunteers from project coaches/leaders/mentors
    • Young people should have to opportunity to help shape the doorstep sport offer
    • The development of young people is central  to the aim of Doorstep Sport
  • Health and Community safety
    • Organisations will understand the impact its activity is having on community safety and health
    • Organisations will be able to demonstrate the impact and utilise this to support sustainability
  • Working in partnership (inc leisure centres, local NGB, clubs)
    • Doorstep sport is delivered  and supported by a range of partners in the local community
    • Organisations have working relationships with the following possible partners:
      • NGB's
      • Leisure centres
      • Housing Associations
      • Youth organisations

You can make a difference

Sport brings huge benefits to young people’s lives. Even a small donation helps us to make those benefits available to our most disadvantaged communities.

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