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At the HQ Hotel around 11.30 am we will serve welcome sandwiches, cakes and drinks before we walk a few minutes to House of Sport where London Sport are based

13.00 Welcome and Introduction to the study tour and the sport for change and social good landscape in London

Henrik Brandt,Founder/Director, Idrættens Konsulenthus and Svend Elkjaer, Founder/Director, Sports Marketing Network

Location: House of Sport, 90 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YB

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14.30 Greater London Authority – harnessing the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together (www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/sports/sport-unites)

GLA’s Young Londoners Fund – helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime

Location: House of Sport, 90 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YB

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The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Sport Unites programme is funding projects that are using sport to divert young people severely at risk of youth violence away from crime and provide meaningful education, training, and employment opportunities. strengthening our communities whilst improving the physical and mental health of all Londoners.

The Young Londoners Fund – Impact Partnerships and Steering Group programme includes a Sport and Serious Youth Violence Steering Group which seeks to identify issues, propose solutions, and influence policy-makers in the field. The group consists of 30 community organisations that Sport Unites are currently funding and 20 young people from these organisations. This is a strong example of co-creation in resolving current and sensitive issues. . Sport Unites are also working with Laureus Sport For Good in their Model City programme. They are working on ‘place-based’ projects in three London boroughs. These projects work intensively with communities using sport and community organising and asset-based community development techniques to address issues that communities themselves recognise as being of concern in their local area. Again, co-creation and democratic design are key here.

The GLA also fund grassroots organisations that use sport to reduce social isolation and improve community cohesion and social mixing. This is a more straightforward strand of work, but a good demonstration of the ways in which sport is used to deliver more complex social outcomes beyond participation and increasing activity levels.

16.00 London Sport – working with London’s diverse communities (https://londonsport.org)

London Sport – working to develop an active, inclusive capital

Location: House of Sport, 90 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YB

Sandwiches will be served at the meeting.

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Established in 2014, London Sport is a strategic body aiming to make London the most physically active city in the world. Supported by the Mayor of London, Sport England and the 33 local authorities in London, the agency’s work focuses on enabling more Londoners of all backgrounds to live and enjoy the benefits of active lives.

As well as the widely-understood health benefits of physical activity, London Sport also works to enable its wider social and societal impacts to be felt by Londoners in all parts of the capital. From projects that work through walking groups to support older adults to remain active to initiatives designed to support London’s growing social prescribing workforce, the organisation is committed to making physical activity and sport a key component of pan-London efforts to enhance the wellbeing of its residents.

To learn more about the work of London Sport watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiDPm_ei3uM https://www.connectsport.co.uk/news/satellite-club-leyton-girls-becoming-confident-citizens

18.00 Championship Football. Queens Park Rangers vs Derby City. (kick off 19.45)  

Location: Departure via Underground to White City Underground Station. Short walk to Loftus Park Road Stadium 

Entrance tickets not included in tour price – normal ticket price does not exceed £30.00. Please indicate on your registration form for the study tour if you want a ticket

22.00 Dinner (near QPR football ground