Social Cohesion

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Our impact

The projects we fund cover a range of outcomes:

Increasing wellbeing, challenging perceptions of disability, inspiring events, building partnerships, engaging volunteers, empowering disabled people, empowering young people, connecting generations and enabling/connecting communities.

We believe that through these outcomes, we create greater social cohesion. People are able to connect and work together; breaking down barriers to do with age, geography, background and religion. The activities that we fund are a powerful way to bring people together, find common ground and, through that, work better together across all areas of life.

Projects

  • Rugby World Cup 2015

    Spirit of Rugby builds on the inspiration of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the inclusion of Rugby in the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Hull UK City of Culture 2017

    In 2017, Hull will tell its remarkable story, and we’re delighted to be one of the Principal Partners.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Get Out Get Active

    The English Federation of Disability Sports and their partners are supporting disabled and non-disabled people to take part in a range of fun and family friendly activities to get active.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Our Theory of Change

    Theory of change is an ongoing process of reflection to explore change and how it happens. 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • 9 Streetgames participants sat on a raft on a lake holding paddles

    Bringing the games to your doorstep

    Bringing a little bit of the magic of Glasgow 2014 to the UK.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Evaluation Workshop participants taking part in a workshop. Sat and stood around tables.

    Evaluation Workshop

    On 16th December, we held our first Evaluation Workshop with all our grantees.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • A volunteer handing out goodie bags to a runner

    Volunteering Spirit Wales

    Volunteering Spirit Wales (Ysbryd Gwirfoddoli Cymru) seeks to ensure that volunteers at events in Wales have positive experiences.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of young people at Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Open Ceremonies

    Helping people take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Big Big Sing. Choir Master conducting outdoor audience.

    Big Big Sing

    A UK-wide project to inspire people to sing together, improving their health and wellbeing.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of people representing Inclusive Futures by the House of Parliament

    Inclusive Futures

    A leadership and volunteering initiative which aims to change  behaviour and attitudes among young disabled and non-disabled people on issues related to ability, access and equality in sport.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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