Changing lives in Norfolk
Upon completion, The Nest will help expand the Community Sports Foundation to reach an additional 12,000 people and bring a footfall of over 300,000 every year.
Tackling Norfolk’s inactivity
Being active is a vitally important part of life; being inactive can have negative effects on health:
1 in 6 adults in the UK die as a result of being inactive.
- Only 33% of people play 30 minutes of sport at least once a week.
- 0: The number of like community-focused hubs in the East of England with quality and accessible sports facilities.
- 51% of people with three or more impairments are inactive, compared with 21% of people without a disability.
At The Nest
- Each year, 1000 people will access a 60 station inclusive community gym.
- Each year, 650 people with disabilities will take part in sports and physical activity, supported by our skilled team.
- Each year, 6000 grassroots footballers of all ages and abilities will use the 3G and renovated grass pitches.
Inspiring ambition & developing skills
Boosting social mobility
Helping people to improve their circumstances and inspiring them to aim for something better is essential to creating a more equitable society.
- Norwich ranks 323rd out of 324th for social mobility in the UK.
- Only 60% of students in Norfolk achieve a ‘good’ set of GCSEs – the fourth lowest figure of any county.
- 92 – the skills and qualifications score for Norfolk, which is in the bottom three of all counties.
At The Nest
- Each year, 250 young people will study and train with our football and education programmes.
- Each year, 135 vulnerable adults who are homeless or unemployed will improve their skills and increase their life chances with us.
- 27 full-time equivalent jobs will be created and 600 people a year will be supported in work related training.
Improving health and wellbeing
Supporting people to overcome barriers to improved health and wellbeing is essential to enhance people’s longer term ability to live fulfilling, active and happy lives.
- 68% of over 75s are inactive.
- 16,000 people live with dementia and there are 3,885 new cases in Norfolk every year.
- 1/4 of children starting primary school in Norfolk are overweight, increasing to 1/3 when starting secondary school.
At The Nest
- Each year, 320 over 55s will take part in sports and social sessions such as our Extra Time project.
- Each year, 70 people suffering from mental and physical illness will access support activities and services such as dementia cafes and mental health fit clubs.
- Each year, 100 children and young people will take part in our Fit4it healthy lifestyle programme.