Freedom Leisure works hard to enhance, develop and sustain a number of partnerships in order to maintain our high level of commitment to deliver and improve local sport in your community. This involves working together with voluntary organisations, charities, statutory bodies, local schools and local clubs...
SPHW is a County Sport Partnership working to increase participation in sport and active recreation across Herefordshire & Worcestershire. They work with local authorities, leisure trusts, clubs, schools, coaches, national organisations and communities to create more opportunities for everybody to get more active, more often.
Freedom Leisure is one of these key Leisure Trusts, working closely with the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire (SPHW). This ‘working partnership' approach is now common in the development of sport and has obvious benefits, such as shared resources, accessing funding channels and of course avoiding duplication of work: www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk
Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities. We aim to inspire and encourage our members and help them to achieve their potential.
For more information on Disability Sport Worcester, please visit their website information can be found here: www.disabilitysportworcester.org.uk
Worcester Community Trust is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number: 1112342). They are at the forefront of the development of new and existing services within the community, enabling everyone from across the whole city to get involved.
The Trust provides services and opportunities for children, young people and adults within some of the most deprived areas in Worcester, ensuring that those hard to reach individuals are offered equal opportunities in employment, health and social engagement.
The Trust also manages the six Community Centres in Worcester:
The Arts Partnership began in 2010 as a way of bringing the many different stakeholders of the arts in the county. This includes members of the professional, amateur and voluntary arts sector, local authority officers from both the arts and non arts sectors, The University of Worcester, The Arts Council, The Elmley Foundation and leading arts freelancers. It now has five working sub groups and engages actively with over 80 arts organisations and artists in the county.
Please take a look at the strategy and accompanying action plan to discover the ambitious aims to build a stronger and more resilient arts sector within Worcestershire http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20191/arts/530/worcestershire_arts_partnership
Sport Worcester is an integral component of Sports Development in Worcester City. The organisation is grant aided by Worcester City Council and aims to assist and increase provision and participation in sport at all levels. Sport Worcester helps clubs or individuals by:
For more information on Sport Worcester, please visit their website information can be found here: www.sportworcester.org.uk
Worcester Play Council has been the single most influencing organisation on play schemes and play development within the boundaries of Worcester City since 1987. Their aim is to ‘enable access to quality play opportunities in Worcester City to benefit children and young people under the age of 16 years old'.
The Play Council has grown into a strong, successful and positive organisation due to the dedication of its volunteer members past and present. Over the years they have secured funding to introduce new play worker posts in the most disadvantaged areas of Worcester, continued to fundraise for play scheme and raise the profile of play throughout the City.
For more information on Worcester Play Council please go to our play page.
Over recent years, the number of people applying to study at Worcester has increased at a faster rate than any other University in Britain.
The University has fully funded in a £100m investment programme to provide for new, improved and refurbished facilities. Recently completed projects include the new City Campus, home to the Worcester Business School and Britain's first university and public library which will provide a first class, truly inclusive, internationally acclaimed resource for students, staff and the wider community.
The Active Communities team work closely with key members of staff to ensure those students on Leisure and Culture courses have access to opportunities outside of a University setting allowing development of adaptability, confidence and provide opportunities to work in community based settings across the City.
For more information on what courses and opportunities there are please visit the Universities website: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/
If you are a student looking for volunteer and placement opportunities please visit our Volunteer page.
Heart of Worcestershire College (previously the Worcester College of Technology) is a forward thinking College of Further and Higher Education offering a range of courses and apprenticeships.
The Sport Development team work closely with the college by aiding and promoting volunteering opportunities and placements. We also help and support students who are leaving college and want to carry on with their education into sport studies, sport clubs/societies and carry on with their participation in sport.
For more information regarding the courses please visit the HOW College website at www.howcollege.ac.uk.
Worcester Sixth Form College are specialists in the education of 16-19 year olds whose staff are experts in meeting the needs of the age group. The students are highly successful, not just academically, but in many other kinds of endeavour, including sports, performing arts, music, Duke of Edinburgh, charity fund raising and a wide variety of other extra-curricular areas.
The Sports Development Team and Worcester City Council work closely with Worcester Sixth form students in aiding and promoting further education into sport studies, volunteering opportunities and by promoting further participation in sport. The college use Nunnery Wood Sports Complex as part of their academic studies allowing a easy partnership between them and Worcester City Council to be formed. For more information on their courses please visit the Worcester Six Form college website: www.wsfc.ac.uk.