Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population. We are the national partner of Sport England and advisors to the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities, leisure trusts and sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We have a network of over 5000 organisations and have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities.
Our mission is to make a sustainable difference to the inclusion of all under-represented communities in sport and physical activity, so as to improve the long-term opportunities and health outcomes of those communities.
Our five outcomes are:
We do this through:
Sporting Equals are also the founder of the British Ethnic Minority Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) which celebrates sporting excellence within BAME communities and helps inspire the next generation. BEDSA is our flagship project which helps celebrate the contributions made by BAME communities and drive change in the sector creating role models and recognising the hard work, dedication and talent on and off the field of play.
Further information on BEDSA is available through http://www.sportingequals.org.uk/british-ethnic-diversity-sports-awards-2017.html
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and is the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, we are now a fully independent body with a well-established mission.