WMFN Briefing: Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – benefits for local communities?

WMFN Briefing: Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – benefits for local communities?

The West Midlands will host one of the largest international sporting and cultural events in 2022 – the Commonwealth Games. This will be an opportunity not only for showcasing elite athletes from around the world, but also placing Birmingham and the region on the international stage. The ambitious event is seen as an opportunity to leave a legacy of an enriched economy, improved regional infrastructure, celebration of cultural diversity, and improving health and wellbeing in the region. How will disadvantaged communities and places in the region benefit?
The briefing, hosted by WMFN, will provide up-to-date information on plans, programmes and funding leading up to the Games that encourages local people to be increasingly engaged with the Games through volunteering, training and job opportunities, cultural and sports activities. Presenters will share their plans and initiatives:

  • Cat Orchard, Head of Community Partnerships, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham City Council
  • Abigail Shervington, Head of Engagement, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
  • Nicola Turner, Head of Legacy, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
  • Sport England (tbc)
  • Sue Brueton, Funding Manager, The National Lottery Community Fund

The event is an opportunity to share information and initiatives on the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, and funding opportunities, which are relevant to groups and organisations working with disadvantaged communities and in disadvantaged areas in the West Midlands. 

The Briefing is on Tuesday, 20 July 2021. To book a place go to: EVENTBRITE

For any queries regarding the event, please email Dipali Chandra at: dipali@wmfn.org.uk



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