FunFit Families

Local community organisations, members of Young Brent Foundation, are now supporting 120 families who have signed to benefit from FREE FUNFIT Family places. The project supports families with inactive 5 to 10-year-olds on the FunFit Families programme, funded by Sport England and Wembley National Stadium Trust. Families who sign up to the 12-week programme are fully supported to suit their needs and lifestyles and get FREE access to sports equipment, fun activities and prizes to help them on their way.

Figures show that 4/5 of primary school children are not getting the recommended amount of daily exercise of 60 minutes a day, and are missing out on the enormous benefits it brings. The initiative, supported by Sport England, works closely with parents as significant role models helping them to build confidence and help their children get more active with access to shared experiences that are enjoyable, convenient and FREE.

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09 April 2018

Funding awarded

Sports England confirms 3 year funding

12 September 2018

15 YBF Member organisations confirmed as delivery partners

Organisations with experience in working with families using fun sports activities

24 September 2018

Year 1 delivery commences

Due diligence process complete

23 September 2019

Year 1 key highlights

  • 132 families/316 individual participants recruited onto the programme
  • Monitoring reports indicate high level of engagement in areas of deprivation
  • Families report improvement in relationships through taking part in family based fun activities
  • Wide range of venues; primary schools, secondary schools, community centres, youth clubs and a library.
23 September 2019

Year 2 delivery commences

Buidling on success from year 1

20 August 2020

Year 2 key highlights

Year 2 key highlights
  • Families taking part report improvements in health & wellbeing
  • Training programme developed for members to increase skills and qualifications in sport & physical activity
  • Innovative response to COVID-19 in the development of "Fun fit Families Lighter programme". Providing organisations with funding to engage families to remain active during restrictions through virtual activity sessions.


For more details about FunFit Families or to get involved contact Jemima Morris.

Families Fund Evaluation - Interim report

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