2 million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021

Greater Manchester charity changing lives through physical activity and sport.

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Changing Lives through Physical Activity and Sport to help make Greater Manchester the most active region in England

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About GreaterSport

GreaterSport is a high performing charity passionate about changing lives through physical activity and sport. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester the most active region in England. We are also the Active Partnership for Greater Manchester, one of a network across the country who work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform live.

Our mission is to get 2 million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021, see how we are progressing.

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Secondary School Teacher Training

By GreaterSport | 20 January 2020

Sport England is investing £13.5million of National Lottery funding into a Secondary Teacher Training programme, designed to provide teachers with access to professional development as well as put pupil’s enjoyment and whole school outcomes at the heart of PE and school sport.

Funding available to support GM to walk more

By GreaterSport | 17 January 2020

GMCVO have launched the second stage of a grants programme to support Greater Manchester to get walking.

Millions of women say seeing ‘unrelatable’ fitness images on social media has a negative impact on them

By GreaterSport | 14 January 2020

This Girl Can launches powerful new ad campaign showing the raw unfiltered reality of women exercising

Lack of physical activity costing UK employers £6.6bn

By GreaterSport | 19 December 2019

Getting employees more physically active could save UK businesses up to £6.6bn through improved employee productivity each year.

We're never too busy to give back

By GreaterSport | 12 December 2019

As part of the Pass On Your Passion campaign, we spoke with Lindsey, who had the desire to volunteer in her community but struggled to finding the time to do it.

Finding your voice through volunteering

By GreaterSport | 12 December 2019

People with disabilities often face many extra barriers in life than those without, making what, to many people seem like simple and easy tasks, much harder. For Katrina, volunteering started her on the path to self-confidence, and employment

Active Workplace Champions Workshop (Feb)

By John Brady

Introducing an active workplace plan can seem like a huge task. Employers are often put off: how will they fit the plan into their schedule? Can they manage it alone?

Active Workplace Champions Workshop (March)

By John Brady

Introducing an active workplace plan can seem like a huge task. Employers are often put off: how will they fit the plan into their schedule? Can they manage it alone?

ILM Leadership & Management Level 5 (Award)

By Pulse Training and Development

This programme develops the knowledge skills and behaviours demanded of leaders today in an interactive and practical way.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Wigan)

By Inspiring Health Lifestyles

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

Time To Listen Workshop (Feb)

By British Wrestling

​Are you a club welfare officer? Are you new to the role or has it been three years since you last attended a Time to Listen workshop? Time to Listen is a workshop designed specifically for club welfare officers. To attend, you must have completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

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"Sporting Equals' research project with GreaterSport yielded really useful insights into BAME communities and participation in sport and physical activity. GreaterSport's expertise and knowledge was important to help gain information and intelligence that helped to inform practice and delivery going forward."

Nik Trivedi Head of Consultancy, Sporting Equals.

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Independent Chair of Project 2020

Manchester FA & GM County Schools FA

Project 2020 is a newly formed steering group with the aim of establishing a fit for purpose and fit for the future proposition for education within Greater Manchester.

Leisure Centre Apprentice

Oldham Community Leisure

We are looking to recruit 10 Apprentices, who will commence after this academic year starting in Summer 2020 working at various OCL facilities including Chadderton, Failsworth, Oldham, Royton and Saddleworth.

Bikeability Instructor

Active Tameside

Active Tameside requires eleven national standard instructors to work on the Bikeability programme from April 20th 2020 until 23rd July 2020 (term time only).

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