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Welcome to the August edition of the
Get Berkshire Active e-news bulletin! 

The Awards are back! 
Get Berkshire Active are delighted to announce the date and venue for the 2015 Get Berkshire Active Awards Ceremony.  The event will be held on Friday 5th February 2016 and will be staged at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Reading.  In preparation for the major Berkshire event we will be staging the ‘Awards Launch Event’ at the Hilton on Thursday 10th of September and this will start the nomination process for the 10 award categories.  The exclusive launch event is for past, present and future potential sponsors and for previous winners of our awards. If you want to learn more about how you could sponsor an award or are a previous award winner and you want to attend please let us know via email by no later than 25th August; numbers are limited. 
Email for details.

Gain new members for your club and help get local workplaces more active.
The upcoming Workplace Challenge Activity Log will take place throughout September. The focus throughout this particular campaign will be on offline activities (those taking place in the community). Therefore, we are seeking local activities/club sessions that would be suitable for inactives and/or newcomers. We will promote these opportunities to the 2000+ individuals now registered to the Workplace Challenge website via a newsletter and events page.
Please send details for any appropriate activities through to
Be part of the Sports Zone at the Royal Berkshire County Show - 19 - 20th September 
GBA are proud to be coordinating the RBCS Sports Zone for a third year at Newbury Showground. Stands are being offered to clubs for free, all we ask is that you offer a taster in your sport/activity as part of your stand. This event has over 60,000 visitors and therefore is a great opportunity to promote your club.

Contact if you would like to book a stand.

Free Marketing with Decathlon 
GBA have linked up with Decathlon to provide clubs with a unique marketing opportunity. Offering local clubs the chance to set up a stall in their Reading Branch on Sat and Sun, why not take advantage of Decathlon’s significant weekend footfall to help attract new members and spread the name of your club. 
For more info please contact us by clicking here   
Sports Education Week - 24th October- 1st November
This is your week to RISE!  With various courses taking place during the week, this will be the one stop shop for your development needs ... stay tuned for more information coming soon. 

Improve your Club in 20 Minutes 
Are you keen to improve your club but not sure where to start?
The Club Matters - Club Improvement Tool builds you a tailored development plan and points out the resources to help your club improve and grow sustainably.
To find out more about the tool click here.

GBA Courses
For a full list of the Courses GBA have coming up, including First aid and Safeguarding please click here 
Go Spike Big Weekend  
The second Go Spike Big Weekend of 2015 is taking place over the August Bank Holiday (Sat 29th - Mon 31st Aug). However big or small your event may be, it will make a difference by showing your local community why volleyball is the best team sport to play this summer! Event Organisers will receive a free Event Organisers Pack with posters, flyers, a Volleyball England banner and other resources to ensure you can promote your come and try event.
Click here for more info about Go Spike Weekend

2015 really is Cricket’s big summer!
The ECB have teamed up with Waitrose to support thousands of Club Open Days this summer - where Clubs will welcome members of their community through their pavilion doors.
To get your Club involved in hosting an Open Day and access £100 worth of food and drink your local Waitrose store click here. 

Give Horses A Go Day - 13th September
This is the first year of Hoof’s celebration of the horse which aims to celebrate everything horse riding, driving, vaulting and what being around horses has to offer. It is open to people of all ages and abilities giving them the chance to get involved for free and have a go. So get involved, open your doors and welcome potential new clients, make people aware of their local centres and the fantastic opportunities that are on offer locally.   
Email to let them know you want to be part of ‘Give Horses A Go’ day

Windsor Breeze Challenge
Are you female and looking to take your cycling further!? Why not sign up to the Windsor Breeze Challenge taking place on 23rd August, the event offers stunning 50km & 100km route options, there'll be support for everyone from sign-up to warm-down - and an unforgettable atmosphere on the day.
To sign up and for more info click here.  

The Great British RowFest
A 10 day celebration of rowing which provides an opportunity for rowing clubs and water sports centres to showcase what rowing has to offer to the local community. During the 10 day festival, which runs from Saturday 22nd - Monday 31st August 2015 clubs are encouraged to offer activities in the form of taster sessions, fun competitions, challenges, fundraisers or possibly screenings of the World Rowing Championships; with the aim of giving those new to the sport a great experience.
If you are a club that wants to get involved click here 
What's New...

Active Communities funding
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live will be able to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
It’s for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.
To find out more about this funding please click here. 

Berkshire Community Foundation - Grants up to £5,000
Grants are available for projects in Berkshire that respond to a local community need.
Applications can be submitted  voluntary organisations or groups established for charitable purposes and whose activities benefit disadvantaged groups such as older people, disaffected young people, people with mental or physical disabilities or a long term illness and their carers, homeless people, people living in areas of multiple deprivation or rural exclusion, ethnic minorities, low income families,and lone parents.

Coming soon: GBA's own Crowd Funding Website!
Watch this space as GBA in partnership with Podium Partners are currently putting together a crowd funding platform, designed to help athletes, clubs and organisations to promote their causes and raise the funds to achieve their goals.  
For more info about this funding please click here

To see all our funding opportunities please visit our website.
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