SBitC awarded Sport tender in Warwick

Thu 03 Jan 2013
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Sky Blues in the Community to continue community in Warwick areas...

Sky Blues in the Community has been awarded a tender to provide Sport & Physical Art activities in the district’s St Mary’s Lands and Forbes Estate areas of Warwick.

Portfolio Holder for Cultural Services, Councillor Stephen Cross at Warwick District Council says, “A budget of £120,000 was set aside to be invested in projects to increase activity levels of residents in the Forbes estate and surrounding areas. There was substantial interest in the tender, with over 30 groups and organisations from across the region attending briefing sessions.  

“We are delighted to have awarded it to Sky Blues in the Community for their comprehensive and cost effective bid.”

David Busst, Joint Head of Sky Blues in the Community said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been successful with our ideas and awarded the grant by Warwick District Council. The sports and physical arts activities that we aim to deliver will be run from a range of venues in the local area and benefit a really broad cross-section of the community, working with people from pre-school aged children right through to older people aged 60 plus.

“We will actively be looking to work in partnership with the many fantastic sports clubs and community groups in the local area. We are committed to working with these organisations to do what we can in order to support the local sport and physical arts infrastructure, including developing local volunteers and community leaders.”

Guy Rippon, who heads up Sky Blues in the Community with Busst added: “It has been a substantial period of development recently for Sky Blues in the Community, and we have really diversified in the initiatives that we deliver across our central themes of sport, health, education and inclusion. 

"This project really fits with our new strategic vision and our priorities for the next three years. The programme is about how we think that we can impact on the health and well-being of people and communities through sports, physical activity and physical arts provision.

The project will offer a strong volunteer element, looking to recruit and train locals to “up skill” individuals to support the delivery of the activities, and will aim to provide a legacy for continued participation beyond the project.

Start dates for the project will be agreed with Sky Blues in the Community and run until March 2015.

For more information, please contact Guy Rippon on 07779 269894 or email guy.rippon@ccfc.co.uk

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