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Aspire's Gym Bus: overcoming disadvantage through sports & physical activity (360G-OCF-A499192)

We are going to launch Oxfordshire's first ever "Gym Bus" to take sports and physical activity sessions to highly disadvantaged women across the county to provide them with essential early intervention support and help them take their first steps towards positive life changes such as work experience, training, employment, volunteering and secure housing. The bus will travel to areas of deprivation across Oxfordshire such as Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys in Oxford city, Berinsfield and Banbury and will target community centres, recovery hubs and children's centres. Former Aspire clients who have benefited from our Active Body Healthy Mind programme will run sports sessions such as boxercise, kettlebells, yoga and football and will encourage clients to engage with Aspire about longer term support, too. We will also offer clients the chance to gain sporting qualifications and run their own sports session out in the community, thereby expanding the project's impact. In total it's expected that the Gym Bus will reach 200 women in the first year. The bus has been generously donated by Oxford Bus Company and the gym equipment has been donated by W Lucy Properties. We would like to ask for funding to cover the refurbishment costs of the bus, the costs of running sports sessions and the cost of 10 sporting qualifications.


20 Nov 2018

Recipient Organization

Aspire (GB-COH-04270053)

Grant details
Amount Applied For 5225
Amount Awarded 5225
Award Date 2018-11-20T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01028522
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Oxford 008B
Grant Programme: Code October 2018
Grant Programme: Title Health Innovation Fund
Last Modified 2019-01-21T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 12
Planned Dates: End Date 2019-12-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Adults (26 – 65)
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1117726
Recipient Org: Company Number 04270053
Recipient Org: Description Aspire have been involved with the Oxford Homeless Movement from the outset as a founding member and our homelessness programmes are fully aligned with the strategic priorities of the Oxford Homeless Movement. We are very excited to be part of this Movement going forward and as ever remain committed to working in full collaboration with the Movement to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. We are particularly excited by the role that lived experience will play within this Movement; at Aspire over 50% of our team have lived experience and this is a core aspect of our mission and values.
Recipient Org: Postal Code OX1 1NP
Recipient Org: Web Address
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Recipient Region South Central
Recipient District Oxford District
Recipient District Geographic Code E07000178
Recipient Ward Carfax Ward
Recipient Ward Geographic Code E05006547