The London Sport Awards wants your nominations!
We want to celebrate your great work whether you’re a small club or a large organisation. Whatever you’re doing to help get 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020, there’s sure to be a category for you. The winners will be announced at our event on 21 January 2016 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
In addition, we are looking for nominations for Club, Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards.
It’s easy to submit a nomination, it’s either 200 words or a 90 second video and the deadline is midnight on 29 November 2015.
There are eight categories, and they’re really broad because we want to hear about everything that’s going on, however big or small.
There’s more information on five of the categories below.
If you’re not sure which category to go for, just get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the information you need about the categories, how to nominate and how to buy tickets for the awards can be found here. You’ve got nothing to lose, tell us about your work, we really want to know.
How are you getting Londoners more active? Are you:
- Using technology to make it easier for people to find your activity?
- Speaking to your communities to make sure you’re delivering sessions that meet their needs?
- Partnering with other organisations to make the most of your resources?
- Getting rid of complicated application forms so it’s easier for people to access funding?
- Working with companies for additional investment so you can offer more?
- Offering your coaches and volunteers opportunities to learn more and do more?
- Upskilling staff with the latest insights and research so they can create active offers at the right time and in the right place?
- Using the power of the elite sports clubs and events in London to inspire people to get active?
- Something else?
The Make it Easier Award
Recognising outstanding achievement in making it easier for Londoners to find the right activity, stay in it, and achieve their potential
- Have you increased the number of members you have by changing your membership offer?
- Have you made a difference to specific London communities by offering them opportunities that they want, on their terms?
- Have you used technology to make it easier for Londoners to find your opportunities?
Have you redesigned your website to make it easier for Londoners to get involved with your offer?
- Have you changed your sessions to make it easier for Londoners to find the time to get active?
- Have you listened to what your community wants and created activities to suit them?
- Have you made it more appealing for Londoners to join your club, try out activities and become a member?
- Do you offer support to new participants to make it easier for them to turn up to the first session? Do you make it easier for them to come back?
- Have you helped your coaches and reception staff to understand the importance of someone’s first contact with your club/organisation/facility?
The Resources Award
Recognising the most innovative ways of making best use of current investment and/or securing more
- Have you partnered with another organisation to deliver more for less?
- Are you working with a new sponsor?
- Perhaps they have contributed additional investment which has enabled you to be more creative?
- Have you collaborated with like-minded organisations to create or secure more investment to offer more to your participants?
- Are you a school that’s given the community greater access to your facilities?
- Have you achieved match funding to further your investment in an innovative way? How has this made a difference?
- Have you used crowdfunding as a tool to fundraise from the local community?
- Have you offered your participants something in return for their investment into your programme?
- Have you been able to mainstream/sustain activity that was previously grant funded?
The Supporting Grassroots Organisations Award
Recognising the best practice in making physical activity and sport structures simpler and better
- Have you brought networks together to support grassroots organisations?
- Have you reduced bureaucracy and made your structures simpler?
- Have you made it easier for people to apply for funding from you? (Think films on how to complete an application, re-designing your funding process and so on)
The Bigger and Better Workforce Award
Recognising outstanding achievement in developing and deploying all parts of the physical activity and sport workforce, both paid and voluntary
- Do you offer a unique coaching bursary that’s enabled a bigger and better workforce to support harder to reach groups in sport? E.g. women and girls, people with a disability, black and minority ethnic communities, people from disadvantaged communities
- Have you created systems that have grown our capital’s physical activity staff, coaches and volunteers?
- Has your school offered opportunities to support your teachers in becoming physical activity advocates? (Think training opportunities, volunteering opportunities and so on)
- Has your local authority developed your staff, colleagues and peers in a way that’s revolutionised physical activity and sport for the community?
- Has your organisation developed volunteers who have gone on to do amazing things for their communities?
- Has your organisation upskilled local delivery teams to help them understand their participants better? (Think marketing support and so on)
The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award
Recognising the real impacts made through partnerships between grassroots and elite sport, to create sustained grassroots activity and to inspire the next generation of talent
- Have your partnerships with major sporting events inspired the community to get moving?
- Have you engaged with the local community to develop sporting events that have made a real difference to Londoners?
- Has your brand been powerful enough to have a long-lasting impact?
Are you a professional club that has used the power of your brand to inspire London’s communities to get active?
- Has your sport collaborated with others to create multi-talent pathways for the next generation of athletes?
- Have you used your elite athletes to inspire others to try out your sport and get active no matter what their level?
- Has your club worked with elite local athletes to inspire others to get moving?
- Have you used the interest from major events like the Rugby World Cup, the FA Cup Final, the London Marathon, and Wimbledon etc. to inspire the community to get active?