At Sporting Equals, we draw on research published by other organisations to inform our strategies, as well as commissioning some research and publications ourselves and in partnership with other organisations.
The specific projects featured come from a mixture of voluntary and statutory sector areas undertaken by governing bodies, local authorities and local community groups. In many of the cases, it has been the specific community group that has identified the need and sought support from other agencies. In each case, the projects illustrate partnership working, with sporting and non – sporting organisations.
We hope that practitioners and policy makers alike will use the following information as a guide when looking to develop new opportunities for the diverse communities in their areas, and will contact each of the featured projects for advice.
Sporting Equals Insight team is a dedicated research function that includes over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality and perceptive information surrounding BAME communities and race equality in sport.
Sporting Equals has specialist expertise in communicating with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) audiences through mainstream and specialist media, and can support promotions, recruitment and other campaigns on behalf of sports, health and other organisations.
Our aim is to grow the capacity of organisations and communities, so that our involvement is no longer required. We can also help build the leadership and communication capabilities of individuals in sport and physical activity.
Sporting Equals facilitates integration between sport and physical activity providers, such as the National Governing Bodies of sport, and third sector agencies including the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) sports and community organisations.
At Sporting Equals we are proud to offer a range of bespoke training and mentoring on diversity and equality, including a "train the trainers" approach that aims to grow the in-house expertise of our partner organisations.
Sporting Equals Works in three key areas, Sport Participation, Active Communities and Equality and Diversity in Sport
This pioneering project works with an organisation to assess the current state of an organisation in equality, diversity and inclusion focusing on policies, practices and perception internally and externally of an organisation and its work.
Sporting Equals Regional team is committed to increasing participation amongst BAME communities through successfully linking sports governing bodies with religious and community organisations.
Research Partnership Leeds Beckett University
Sporting Equals have established a research partnership with Leeds Beckett University who support our work.