Commonwealth Games equipment to be given away

Sports equipment used by teams and athletes during the Commonwealth Games will be gifted to local sport and community groups in the West Midlands.

In a collaboration between Sport England, the Birmingham 2022 organisers and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, over 16,000 sports items - including bikes, martial arts mats, T20 cricket equipment, basketballs, boxing gloves and weights, as well as general equipment, such as cones and bibs - will all be made available.

The community giveaway will support the shared goal to create a lasting community impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands, by supporting people to be active beyond the Games.

Not-for-profit community-based organisations, such as local voluntary groups, schools, sports clubs, Community Interest Companies and social enterprises that deliver community-based projects, that seek to tackle inactivity and promote the physical and mental benefits of leading an active life, are all eligible to apply.

The equipment giveaway is open to communities in Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire.

Applications are open from 15th August until 19th September, with the process is designed to be as inclusive as possible to reflect the diversity of Birmingham and the West Midlands. Guidance for the application process is available in 15 languages and video applications are accepted too.

A full catalogue of the equipment for the community giveaway will be made available on the Sport England website for groups and clubs to look at and apply for.


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