Sport for change

Sport improves the lives of millions of people across the world. It improves health and brings people together to play, learn and have fun. It can also be used to bring about social change.

Comic Relief’s Sport for Change strategy runs across our UK and International programme areas. We have recently funded organisations, through our funding initiatives, that use sport as a tool to increase community cohesion in the UK, and to address issues affecting women and girls in the UK and internationally.

Going forward, our work will focus on the following areas where our analysis shows that Sport for Change can bring impactful change:

  • Young people and conflict, violence and gangs
  • Education and employability skills for young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET)
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination, changing attitudes and promoting equality
  • Isolated older people and those living with dementia
  • Increasing opportunities for people with disabilities

For more information on Comic Relief’s approach to Sport for Change, you can read our booklet.

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