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Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project has now been paused until April 2021.

Breaking Boundaries is a £1.8 million, three-year project (2018 – 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities through regular engagement in cricket: playing, spectating and volunteering.

The project will make the most of cricket’s potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships. Using the spark of the success of the women’s team in 2017, as well as the 2019 World Cup, it will build connections and engage all ages, genders and ethnicities in the five communities in which it will run.

Breaking Boundaries will ensure disabled and non-disabled young people, girls and boys, can participate in the project together, as equals. And it will provide trained and supported volunteering opportunities, as well as a social hub for young people and their families.

The project is being delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals in specific wards in Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford, Slough and London (Barking and Dagenham).

At a time when it can feel like divisions in society are growing, harnessing the power of sport to heal divisions and bring communities together is increasingly vital. This programme has the potential to make a huge, tangible and lasting difference to the lives of people in our five areas.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust

£1.8 million

Project spend

3 years

Project duration