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Sport England launch an ‘Open Call’ to invite innovative solutions in response COVID-related challenges or barriers to people

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:50

Sport England launch an ‘Open Call’ to invite innovative solutions in response COVID-related challenges or barriers to people

What is the open call and what are Sport England trying to achieve?

Research shows there are major inequalities within society, with too many of us not able to access activity in the same way and missing out on the health benefits.

These inequalities aren't new, but they are being exacerbated by the pandemic, which is why Sport England want to act now to ensure they don't get worse.

Innovation can play a key role in helping people overcome these challenges so they can lead more active lives, and in turn help tackle the inequalities that exist within society.

Innovation doesn't have to be complicated for users – brilliant ideas can have a big impact on people's habits. For example, Google's feature allowing users to find wheelchair accessible places with just one click.

Innovation doesn't have to be about technology, either – some of the best ideas are local, simple and start with people at the heart. For example, London's Library of Things, who are on a mission to make borrowing things better than buying them, thanks to a network of local volunteers.

Sport England's work to support innovation is beginning with this open call for solutions that remove barriers for the communities that are currently least well-served.

Now is the time to act, innovate and do things differently to affect positive change and address inequalities.

Check out more details about this 'Open Call' by clicking this link.

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