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Tackling Inequalities Fund

PRESS RELEASE: 26 06 2020

 

£5000 of National Lottery funding awarded to Humber All Nations Alliance towards tackling of activity inequalities in Hull

 

Humber All Nations Alliance has been awarded £5000 of National Lottery funding from Sport

England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund which aims to tackle inequalities in activity levels

through working with its partners to reach those most in need as a result of the impact of

COVID-19.

 

The funding award will allow Humber All Nations Alliance to provide opportunities for BAME communities to access sports activities in Hull.

 

Sport England’s work and contribution to Tackling Inequalities focuses on reducing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on activity levels in under-represented groups, ensuring gaps between those who are active and those who are not do not widen during this period.

 

With a strong understanding of the needs and issues in their areas, Sport England has initially channelled £3.3m through the 43 Active Partnerships across England to support

Community groups in their areas as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

 

This funding and support will enable community groups working with target audiences –

Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) – to continue to exist and engage with their communities with a view to keeping them active during both the lockdown and early recovery stages.

 

Francis Ahiapka, Chief Officer of Humber All Nations Alliance, said:

 

We are really pleased to receive this funding at a critical time for the community. Over the past few years HANA has organised a World Cup football tournament that has attracted 30 different teams from different communities across Hull. Hopefully, this funding will enable football and other activities to take place in next few months so that local people can engage in sport as we move out of lockdown.

 

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said:

“We are proud to be able to provide funding and support to Humber All Nations Alliance

in this difficult period. This funding will help support our valuable community

infrastructure that is so important in keeping the nation active and will also provide important connections and reconnections for people whose lives have been affected by COVID-19 and for whom remaining active is so important for their physical, mental and social wellbeing. We know from our research and data that there are existing inequalities between groups when it comes to activity levels and COVID-19 has re-inforced these.

“Thanks to the support of the National Lottery and its players, the Tackling Inequalities Fund

will be both crucial and central to ensuring no-one is left behind when it comes to having the

opportunity to be active during this period. This builds off the back of our £35m Community

Emergency Fund that has already reached and supported over 7,500 community clubs and

groups across England.”

For any further information on this, kindly contact: carl@hanaonline.org.uk

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