HomeInsightsProject evaluationsConnected CommunitiesYouth Sport Trust & Sporting Equals: Breaking Boundaries
Insights from

Youth Sport Trust & Sporting Equals: Breaking Boundaries

Evaluation reports from Breaking Boundaries, a community project which used sport to unite people across divides.

Breaking Boundaries aimed to socially connect young people, their families and communities together through regular cricket and multi-sport themed engagement, fostering mutual respect and friendships by playing, spectating, and volunteering.

It was delivered in five cities:  Bradford, Birmingham, London (Barking & Dagenham), Manchester and Slough.  Led by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with Sporting Equals and a consortium including Cricket Trust and Foundations, Local Authorities, and community groups.

Breaking Boundaries worked with community groups and city cohesion and integration teams and delivered regular activity sessions, social action support and provided platforms for young people to have their voice heard, bringing different communities together.



  • Improved social connectedness and attitudes to diversity
  • Increased empowerment and community voice
  • Greater community participation and sense of belonging
  • Stronger partnership working
  • Increased physical, mental and social wellbeing
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills to support community cohesion


View the project