Partners

Just Bowl is open to a variety of organisations, projects and deliverers. We work with a number of groups at Local, Regional and National levels delivering Just Bowl across England. We have a number of ways we focus our delivery insuring that groups aged 55+ or 16+ with a disability have the opportunity to try bowls through the Just Bowl project. Below are just a few examples of who we have worked with to date and who we are continuing to work with across England:

Local organisations and groups:

Sports for All in Sussex - is a project which is managed and delivered by the Grace Eyre Foundation in Sussex. They received over £600,000 from Sport England to increase the number of Adults aged 16+ with a Learning Disability participating in sport on a more regular basis. Just Bowl has been part of their offer across the county with the first session starting in Eastbourne and still attracting 15 regular participants a week.

   
Brighton and Hove Council – Seniors Housing is the name for Brighton & Hove City Council's sheltered housing service (sometimes known as retirement or warden assisted housing). Seniors Housing is a positive choice for older people who want to age well and participate in a sociable community. Elwyn Jones Court have started a 6 week trial period with their residents. Staff on site were trained and over 15 residents turned up to play in the first ever session.
   
Impact Initiatives – Hop 50+ hosts a wide range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+ in Brighton and Hove, aimed to improve wellbeing and enables people to learn new skills and enjoy good food and company. Just Bowl ran for a 6 week period at the centre and was a massive hit right from the first sessions seeing over 25 unique participants over the trial period. The group have enjoyed it so much they have now purchased a 45 foot mat and are fundraising to purchase New Age and Traditional Bowls.

 

Regional organisations and groups:

Disability Sports Coach provide high quality sporting opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the UK. They do this by providing coaching, training, events, and community clubs to mainstream schools, special schools, clubs, charities & other professional organisations. They have recently received equipment and are touring it around their hugely popular London clubs. Over 10 Coaches were trained to deliver Just Bowl and we can’t wait to see the outcomes of this partnership.
   
Places for People – Arena Leisure Centre is managed and run by Places for People who are a leisure provider. The Camberley site offers a range of opportunities for the whole community to engage in Leisure and Sport. The site has received all their training and equipment for their 6 week trial period. They are targeting a number of groups including their over 50 program as well as a number of groups who support young people and adults with disabilities.
   
Freedom Leisure is a Leisure provider and was Established in April 2002 as a not for profit leisure trust, Freedom Leisure ran 4 centres on behalf of Wealden District Council. Since then the company has enjoyed considerable growth and now manages 76 leisure facilities for a number of partners. Freedom, in partnership with the BDA, ran some very successful trial periods across a number of sites seeing a great response to Just Bowl. Since then Freedom have purchased two full sets of equipment which is currently touring all of their sites across the UK.

 

Hotspots are our focus counties and between January 2016 and December 2016 we have commissioned the following 8 County Sports Partnerships to deliver Just Bowl:

- Active Cumbria
- Nottinghamshire Sport
- Lincolnshire Sport
- Sport across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
- Sports Partnership Hereford and Worcestershire
- Active Devon
- Wiltshire and Swindon Sport
- Kent Sport
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