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Neighbourhood Sports Team Hub in manchester

The Neighbourhood Sports Team (NST) work with sports clubs, youth/community groups and stakeholders to support and develop sport and physical activity for residents across Manchester.
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First Aid Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work
Address: National Cycling Centre, Stuart St, Manchester M11 4DQ
Date: Saturday 24 June 2023
Register your place here.

Contact for any further enquiries.

Safeguarding Course

Course: Keeping Young People Safe in Community Sport
Address: National Squash Centre, Etihad Campus, Gate 13, Rowsley Street, Manchester, M11 3FF
Date: Monday 24 July, 6.30-9.30pm
Book your place Here
Fee: £15.00 (Plus booking fee)

MCRactive advocate coaches bettering themselves and developing.
View the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) links. The links will take you directly to the training and courses page.
If you are a MCRactive Partner you may be entitled to a course discount, through our Coaching Bursary Scheme.
Please Note: The course must benefit the community to meet the Coaching Bursary Scheme
Contact for any further enquiries.
Rugby Union 
Rugby League 
If your NGB is not listed please contact and we will support you finding a course.

See below links to funding pots that are available to apply for. 

Manchester Community Central 
Disability Grants
Neighbourhood Investment Funds 
Manchester Grants 


Sport & Physical Activity Taster Day for SEND Families - 1 July 
Find out more information here. If you would like to volunteer for this event, register your interest here.

Does your club need volunteers?
Do you have position you would like to advertise or promote?
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?
Then please visit the MCRVIP website to see what there is out there for you and your club

If you need any support with the MCRVIP please contact

Club Support Package
The Neighbourhood Sports Team Club Support Package is where a Neighbourhood Sports Officer works intensely with your club to provide support. Below are some of the items that can be offered…
Our offer

- Dedicate time to support the clubs
- Club Health Check
- Upskilling & Training – First Aid / Safeguarding / Coaching Courses etc
- Support with Funding Bids – i.e. Manchester Sports Grant / Community Sport Funding / NIF / Other external Funding
- MCR Website – Uploading sessions
- Provider Portal – support with set up
- Holiday Funding – Holiday Activity Fund and Half-term Funding
- MCRVIP / Volunteering – support sign up and add volunteer opportunities

Contact if you would like to take up this offer.
Club Matters – Club Health Check
As a part of the club support package we are requesting clubs to complete  the Club Health Check to help us get a better understanding of the needs in Manchester and how we can tailor your support.
Please Note: When completing the Health Check can you do the following - ‘MCRactive - Name of the Club - North/Central/South’ i.e ‘MCRactive – Football AFC– North’

In Manchester, we recognise that school holidays for some families can be a challenging time. The pressure of reduced incomes and increased costs such as food and childcare can feel hard during these times, and for some children and young people this creates gaps in accessing organised holiday activity.

This can result in ‘unhealthy holidays’ - increased holiday hunger, limited access to nutritious and healthy meals alongside limited access to physical and fun activities. All of which can contribute to the likelihood of experiencing social isolation. Sadly, these issues have also been further exasperated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  
In response to this, the Department of Education (DfE) has provided local authorities with Holiday Activity Funding (HAF) to develop a free activity and food programme during the holidays. This means we are able to work with clubs and organisations across the city to develop a food and activity programme to respond to the above, which we know will make a positive impact on the children and young people of Manchester.  
Click HERE to apply and for further information 

Please note HAF 2023 applications are now closed, please contact if you have any queries.

Active Streets is a citywide initiative, transforming residential streets into community safety zones, enabling children and Adults to take part in sport and activity on their doorsteps, improving social cohesion and community connectivity. In additional,  providing a platform for MCRactive, Manchester City Council and other services to engage with residents on a wide range of issues such as fly tipping, recycling, crime, activities available. Whilst engaging with residents on issues there is also an opportunity for them to participate in a range of activities from snakes & ladders, Pop-up Tennis, Giant Jenga, Skipping, Hula Hooping, Ring Toss, Hopscotch, Connect 4, Basketball  and Chalk Games.
These one day events are designed to showcase how residents can deliver Active Streets with the support of MCRactive and using the Our Manchester Approach.
If you want more information on how to run your own Active Street please contact

This section will be updated with reports and newsletters that have been produced by the Neighbourhood Sports Team. There is also going to be archived reports uploaded.
Active Streets Reports

- Summer Report
- October Report

School Holiday Reports

February Half Term
- Easter Report
- October Report
- Christmas Report

Sport & Physical Activity Taster Day for SEND Families - 1 July
On Saturday 1 July the Neighbourhood Sports Team are running a Sport & Physical Activity Taster Day for SEND families.
This is an inclusive event targeting individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as well as their families – siblings, parents, and carers are all welcome to get involved.
The event is taking place at Manchester Communications Academy, M40 8NT from 12noon – 2:30pm.
Sports clubs and organisations from Manchester will be delivering taster sessions at the event, providing attendees with an opportunity to try different sports in a safe and inclusive environment.
All the providers at the event currently offer regular inclusive provision in Manchester providing attendees with the opportunities to continue their participation in any of the sports. Confirmed sports so far: Cycling, Boccia, Rugby (tag & wheelchair), Basketball, Netball, Goalball, Blind Baseball & Tennis

Find out more information here.

If you have a question around work in the local community please contact one of the team