Birmingham Sports & Education Foundation
Cost of project
BSEF was formed in 2011 as the charity partner of the Birmingham Knights professional basketball team and was registered as a charity in 2012. Originally based in the Chelmsley Wood area of Birmingham, BSEF have grown considerably and now deliver targeted projects across the entire city. The basketball team folded in 2014 but BSEF has continued to go from strength to strength since this time.
They currently provide educational, social and physical opportunities to disadvantaged young children.
What is Birmingham Sports & Education Foundation?
Working alongside a wide range of community partners and schools. BSEF delivers a large number of targeted interventions designed to promote positive lifestyle choices, reduce antisocial behaviour and crime, improve health and reduce social isolation amongst vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. BSEF is dedicated to providing programmes that focus on inclusion for everybody regardless of ability, race, gender, background or age. Through their current delivery model, BSEF currently delivers over 2700 hours of sport and physical activity coaching each year, which equates to 52 hours each week. This extensive programme enables over 1000 young people across Birmingham to take part in at least one hour of physical activity each week and over the past four years we have worked in over 40 schools.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
A 16-week programme of physical activity will teach our young participants the basic physical skills needed to lead an active life, including balance, coordination and mobility. They will be able to develop these skills in an informal manner with sessions focused on fun and teamwork rather than the formal, competition-focused sessions that they may have experienced during PE lessons at school. This element of the project will conclude with a community festival where the participants will be able to demonstrate their newly-acquired skills and take part in fun physical activities alongside their friends and family.
If successful, the society will put the £1,997 towards the costs of running the project. It would cover the activity sessions and resources, day trips, transport costs, equipment and a celebration event.
Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham Sports & Education Foundation?