Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Events

Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Event

About Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year project (2018 – 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities through regular engagement in cricket: playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup, to make the most of cricket's potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket inspired community and foster mutual respect and friendships.

The project aims to:

  • Promote local ownership – training/empowering young people to facilitate interaction and reinforce attitudinal change; supported by community-rooted organisations to build local identity.
  • Challenge limiting perceptions, attitudes and behaviours – working with communities to break down myths, stereotypes, prejudices and perceptions through social interaction and dialogue.
  • Build common cause - facilitating meaningful interaction which will encourage a sense of belonging; focusing on what local people have in common to build mutual trust and empathy of their differences.
  • Use cricket as the catalyst – using formats and events which bring the community together

What is the City Leadership Event?

This inspirational event is aimed at providing high-quality training led by a variety of speakers and deliverers.  They will engage and equip your Community Champions and the Community Organisations from which they are from, with a toolkit of ideas and skills to support delivery of your city plan.

What will the training look like?

The session will incorporate opening and closing ceremonies based around the ICC world cup, team building activities, an induction to making equals training, community organising and project development.

Identifying and Recruiting Community Champions

Community Champions are your connection and voice into and from the communities you are targeting.  Key organisations will be selected within your ward areas to recruit Community Champions.


This will depend on target ward and communities and could for example include. school/colleges, youth service, faith centre, community groups, local cricket clubs etc. 

What is the Local Activation Fund?

The local activation fund is a ring fenced £12,000 allocated annually to each city, that local community organisations can apply for.   It aims to provide necessary funding to enable residents from your targeted wards and communities to put into place community cricket activities that will contribute to the project outcomes and your city delivery plan. 

Applications will be submitted to the Youth Led Change Team for consideration and their recommendations ratified by your Local Delivery Management Group. 

NOTE: Each Youth Led Change Team will develop its own set of Terms of Reference and application guidance, however it is suggested that organisations will be able to apply for up to £1500 per year, per organisation to put activities in place.  No cash match funding is required, but it is envisaged that each organisation will show how they are providing in kind support e.g. free access to venues to host activities, staff/volunteer time etc.  Allocation of funds will depend on how many organisations locally get involved.

City Leadership events will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 15 November 2018
1 – 5pm
Barking and Dagenham Learning Centre, IG11 7NB
Saturday 17 November 2018
10 – 2pm
Manchester Velodrome, M11 4DQ
Saturday 24 November 2018
10 – 2pm
The Curve, SL1 1XY
Tuesday 4 December 2018
4:30 – 8:30pm
Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU
Wednesday 5 December 2018
5 – 9pm
Carlisle Business Centre, BD8 8BD