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what we do

We believe that your place of birth, ethnicity, race, gender, background, financial circumstances or level of privilege should have no bearing on your access to sport or any of its opportunities. Sport has long promised the principles of universality, equal access and equal status to all its participants, not as an aspiration but as a guaranteed everyday reality. 

sports participation in the least economically developed countries in the world is approximately 0.01% of the population, compared to over 25% in europe
Source: Andreff, 2006

Sport is consistently falling short of that guarantee; and for those from some of the most under-served and disadvantaged sporting communities and groups, the reality of equal access, equal status and equal opportunity is drifting further and further away. 

equitysport works in partnership with communities, sports clubs, non-profit organisations, governing bodies and academic institutions all over the world, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa to advance equality, promote diversity and extend opportunity across the global sporting ecosystem.

 

Our charitable purpose is two fold, combining both a bottom-up and top-down approach to change, first to build and sustain local capacity across under-served and disadvantaged groups and communities through education and vocational training and second, to advocate in support of our shared values and campaign for system change on how global sport is structured and organised. 
 

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current programmes

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advance equality
equality in sport collaborative

 

The EiSC (Equality-in-Sport Collaborative) is an inclusive, networked and multi-track alliance of organisations, groups and individuals working collaboratively to both facilitate change and advance the equality-in-sport movement globally.

An accessible, inclusive and safe space to exchange ideas, amplify action and channel collective power through authentic relationships between people across the sporting world.

promote diversity
advocate, inform and educate

 

Our advocacy campaigns are targeted, focused and values based with a strong emphasis on the people that actually make sport work around the world. We stand in solidarity with those from disadvantaged, excluded and marginalised communities within global sport and support their efforts to take control of their own destiny in and out of sport.

We work hard to build the case for a future global sporting ecosystem that is centred around shared values and shared purpose, one that helps all people thrive in fairer, more equitable, and more inclusive ways.

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extend opportunity
mentorships by equitysport

 

The equitysport mentorship programmes work with local partners across the Global South. Our team at equitysport match those aspiring or already working at all levels of sport in low-income countries with highly experienced and accomplished mentors from around the world.

Using our platform, ongoing support and remote and in-person training, they work together one-to-one for an initial 12 months to share new perspectives, develop their potential, build new skills and equip them with the tools to deliver transformational impact in their locality.

extend opportunity
professional development grants

 

For sporting communities the world over, continued professional development is a vital component of the drive to create a more equal, diverse and inclusive global sporting ecosystem.

The Professional Development Grants (PDG) programme provides direct support for the development of sports coaches, administrators, organisers, practitioners and clinicians from traditionally under-served or disadvantaged sporting communities in sub-Saharan Africa to pursue training to upgrade their knowledge and skills for the benefit of their community. 

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