As a return to sport and physical activity draws closer, Levelling the Playing Field takes a look at some of the ingenious ideas that our Local Delivery Partners are using to stay connected with children during lockdown. 

Levelling the Playing Field is set to benefit at-risk children in Coventry in a way that organisers of the project could never have foreseen.

Levelling the Playing Field is delighted to offer FREE Compassion Integrity Training (C.I.T) for staff at our local delivery partners. 

The United Kingdom Committee for Unicef (Unicef UK) has praised the "innovative blueprint" offered by Levelling the Playing Field in efforts to tackle over-representation in the Youth Justice System.

Levelling the Playing Field’s upcoming mentoring training programme will be hugely beneficial to the staff and participants of our Local Delivery Partners and will help achieve the project’s common goals.

Throughout February, we’ll be finding out what mentoring means to you and gaining insights into how our local delivery partners in London, Gwent, the West Midlands and South Yorkshire go about it.

Levelling the Playing Field’s local delivery partners say Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund has helped them provide a lifeline for participants through the ravages of Covid-19 lockdowns.

Our Levelling the Playing Field strategic partners, the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG), have produced an Inclusive Employers Toolkit to help businesses increase the recruitment, retention and progression of young black men.


The University of Birmingham is seeking a Part-time Research Fellow (Grade 7) who will join the Monitoring + Evaluation Team in the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences currently working on Levelling the Playing Field.


Levelling the Playing Field’s funders have revealed the reasons behind their record £1million grant and highlighted the project’s potential to have “a major impact on social change”.

Local Delivery Partners on our Levelling the Playing Field project are showing great agility and ingenuity to continue engaging with participants during England’s second Covid-19 lockdown.

The National Youth Agency has updated its Covid Guidance after the announcement of a second national lockdown saw the youth sector move to RED in the Readiness Framework.

Darrel Arjoon says “a passion for helping young people” was behind his decision to donate free laptops to all the mentors working on Levelling the Playing Field.

As Levelling the Playing Field gets under way, the project's lead researcher Dr Hannah Baumer outlines our starting point with BAME children's under-representation in sport and physical activity and over-representation in the youth justice system.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are set to be the first of our Local Delivery Partners nationwide to start delivering Levelling the Playing Field as part of their weekly sport and physical activity programme. 

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice has secured a grant of £90,048 from Sport England which will be immediately distributed to frontline organisations involved in the Levelling the Playing Field project. 

New figures published by the Youth Justice Board show that the need to address disproportionality in youth justice is more acute than ever.

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice was delighted to see its Levelling the Playing Field project highlighted in the Youth Justice Board’s 2020-21 business plan.

The appointment of Dr. Hannah Baumer has significantly strengthened the University of Birmingham's research team working on the Levelling the Playing Field project.

Levelling the Playing Field has received a major honour after being endorsed by United by Birmingham 2022, the community programme of the Commonwealth Games.

The BBC’s Newsround has spotlighted the report from Sport England which shows that children from a BAME background are less likely to take part in sport


The COVID-19 lockdown has seen children 

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