People in the Keswick area have four days to come up with innovative activity ideas which could benefit from a share of a new £1 million fund set up by Sport England to help communities get active and recover from Covid lockdown.
New not-for-profit research business the Community Data Cooperative, which is owned and operated by its members, is offering to coordinate ideas and fire them off to Sport England to see if they will receive support.
As part of Sport England’s Covid response, its offering £1 million of funding for innovative ideas involving some sort of physical activity, which will help people and communities facing one of three key challenges:
- Individuals or groups who are feeling down, depressed, stressed or lonely and need a pick-me-up to take their mind off their troubles.
- Those whose lives have been turned up-side down by covid and need some space to do something active.
- Those feeling left out because they don’t use or understand the world of social media and the internet to help them engage with others and keep active and positive.
The Community Data Cooperative was launched on 1st May with the aim of recruiting 5,000 members from all walks of life across the county, including 100 from Keswick.
Co-founder Quentin Boyes said: “Our aim is to get community voices heard so that we can help make a difference. This is a great chance to get together, create some great ideas, be heard and generate some cash to do something to help ourselves.”
To participate individuals need to join the co-op by going to the website: http://www.communitydatacoop.co.uk/sport-england-bid and give their best ideas for each of the three categories and then say which of those is the most important to them and their community.
The co-op needs all ideas by Monday morning 22nd June.