£3million Programme for Londoners Working and Volunteering in Sport

The £3million PlaySport London: Skills Investment programme aims to increase the capacity and skills of Londoners working and volunteering in sports in time for the 2012 Games. The  Programme provides subsidised training to increase numbers and up-skill those in London already working and volunteering in the sports sector.

Led by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure, the scheme is part of the Mayor’s Playsport London programme which ensures Londoners benefit from a genuine grass roots sporting legacy from the 2012 Games, by encouraging more people to become active and strengthen community sport facilities.

National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure chief executive Florence Orban says the programme rewards the sector’s paid and unpaid workforce without whom London community sport would grind to a halt.

“Whether they be a coach, official or club treasurer, these people play a vital role in encouraging and supporting people to get involved, and stay involved, in sport. This programme aims to support the growth and sustainability of local sports clubs, recruit, retain and upskill the workforce, and up the number of volunteers so we can take community sport to the next level in London.”

Interested Londoners can apply online for up to 75% off the cost of nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as coaching and officiating, community sport, volunteering, leisure and health. Funding is also available for people with disabilities to get the skills they need to get involved in their local sports scene.

All individuals need to do in return is volunteer their new found skills in their local community for an agreed number of hours.

To find out more about the programme and how you can get involved:

Visit: PlaySport London: Skills Investment programme

Email: mayorslegacy@sportactivensa.co.uk  

Call: 020 7632 2000