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Men's Mental Health Swindon Launches New Campaign Funded supported by WASP and Sport England

Last year, WASP supported Men's Mental Health Swindon in their successful application of £5,500 of funding from Sport England's TacklingMMHS logo Inequalities Fund, which aims to support communities most impacted by Covid-19. As a result of this funding MMHS have launched a local campaign which focuses on the experiences of four men in Swindon to highlight the positive impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and provide advice on how to get involved in sport in the local area.

Look out for the campaign videos which will be released every Friday, beginning on the 23rd of July on the Men's Mental Health Swindon Facebook page

You can find the launch video by clicking here

Video 1: Ricky's Story 

For a news article discussing the Campaign in more detail, click here. 
For more information on the work of Men's Mental Health Swindon, head to their website by clicking here.

Inclusive Activity Day at The Link Centre, Swindon

Get down to The Link Centre, Swindon, to try a range of fun and exiting activities to celebrate the new Pool Pod! Inclusive Activity Day 27th July Poster

The full timetable is below:


 0900 – 1000 Inclusive swim (including: lane swimming; toddler splash max 4 yrs old; swim rehab with an osteopath)

1000 – 1100 Inclusive Swim Tuition (swim teachers available for advice on technique and tuition. Suitable for all)

1100 – 1200 Inclusive Swim for all ( a fun swim session suitable for all with floats and music)

Ice Skating

1100 – 1200


1300 – 1500

To book visit online: https://better.legendonlineservices.co.uk/enterprise/account/login or at the centre with the concierge.

Cost: £4 for swimming or £10 for the day

Virtual This Girl Can Festival Reveals Key Motivators for Girls Participation in Physical Activity

Our Second This Girl Can Festival took place during This Girl Can Week (12-19th June 2021) and this year, we took the event virtual!TGC 2021 infographic 

The event gave girls across Wiltshire and Swindon the chance to try something new and get active, by taking part in 3 non-traditional activities, specifically designed to encourage female participation in physical activity. 

The Festival is all about getting your hear rate up, and having fun whilst doing it!

Once girls had taken part in all 3 sessions they were asked to complete a post-festival questionnaire. Results revealed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on girls confidence to be active, and engagement in physical activity, and the key motivators to be active. 

Wiltshire Virtual School Games Results!

This year's Wiltshire Virtual School Games took place from the 7th June to the 5th July!Overall post 2

Each week we challenged you to take part in two challenges and achieve your personal best. 

We had over 15,000 entries from 14 different schools!

Congratulations to all who took part! 

For a full breakdown of results, click here: 

Tedworth Equestrian Charity Golf Day

Tidworth Garrison Golf Club are hosting a charity golf day in aid ofTidworth golf dau Tedworth Equestrian on Friday 23rd of July 2021! 

£120 per person includes: 

  • Entry
  • Access to practice facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

For more information please see the flyer. 

FUEL Programme Grant Funding

Wiltshire Council has been given Department of Education funding to deliver the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme to children eligible for benefits related free school meals in Wiltshire. The programme is being delivered in Wiltshire using the brand FUEL.Girl playing with tire for movement training in kindergarden

A grant fund has been developed to support existing providers to deliver HAF related provision in Wiltshire and to expand the reach and capacity of the programme. This will help to ensure that as many eligible children benefit as possible.

 There are two types of FUEL grants available:

  • Pot A: Grant to deliver stand-alone Holiday Activity and Food appropriate provision specifically for children and young people who are eligible for benefits related free school meals (max £10,000).
  • Pot B: Grant to extend existing provision, which meets the requirements of the Holiday Activity and Food programme, to provide places specifically for children and young people who are eligible for benefits related free school meals (max £2,000).

The funding is only available to organisations operating in Wiltshire.

Successful applicants will need to ensure their provision includes a range of fun and enriching activities that provide children with opportunities to develop new skills or knowledge, to consolidate existing skills and knowledge, or to try out new experiences. This could include physical activities such as football, table tennis, cricket; creative activities such as putting on a play, junk modelling, drumming workshops; or experiences such as a nature walk, visiting a city farm.

Please note that provision must include the delivery of daily physical activity, which will enable participants to meet the Physical Activity Guidelines.

Applicant organisations will not need to provide food for participants and instead this will be sourced by Wiltshire Council and delivered to delivery venues on each day of the programme. Due to this applicant organisations are required to plan their provision to take place for four weeks from the week commencing 2 August 2021. Provision should run for four weeks, with each week comprising of four days (Monday – Thursday), for a minimum of four hours a day.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 3 June 2021. This tight timescale is to ensure that successful applicants have the appropriate time to plan, promote and deliver their FUEL programme.

Complete your application here.


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