Community organisations across the West Midlands are being given the opportunity to apply for sporting equipment which was used at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Team England Men's and Women's 3x3 basketball teams won gold and silver respectively at Smithfield earlier this month.
Now as part of the Games' legacy, the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Sport England are inviting applications from organisations providing inclusive and accessible sports, physical activity and wellbeing activities in communities in the West Midlands (Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire).
The organisations will be encouraging participation and cohesion through sport, while promoting the benefits of physical health and wellbeing for their community.
Sport England's main purpose is to help everyone in England to get active regardless of their age, background or ability.
This complements Birmingham 2022’s pledge to deliver an inclusive, accessible and sustainable Games.
Both us and Birmingham 2022 are committed to tackling inactivity and extending the reach of sporting and physical activity opportunities, and these are set out in Birmingham 2022’s Physical Activity and Wellbeing Legacy Plan.
This sporting equipment includes an array of items from across the Commonwealth Games sports, such as basketballs, netballs, boxing gloves and rugby equipment.
There's also a range of consumable items which may indirectly help your organisation run activities, such as vacuum cleaners, mops, buckets and ice machines.
A full list of the lots available are available via the sports equipment gifting legacy catalogue.
Need help applying?
You may know of someone in your community that can help you with an application – the application process is detailed further down this page – but if not, you could contact one of the following Active Partnerships in your area:
- Birmingham – [email protected]
- Shropshire Telford and Wrekin – [email protected]
- Black Country – [email protected]
- Herefordshire and Worcestershire – [email protected]
- Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire – [email protected]
- Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire – [email protected]
You can also contact Sport England via [email protected] should you need this introduction in another language.