TrustAward: Community Impact Award
Winner: Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club  Location: County Durham

Shotley & Benfieldside  Tennis Club has an excellent history in engaging the local community in innovative projects which use Tennis as a means of improving both health and social outcomes. SBTC developed a highly impactful community programme which targets young people with disabilities living in deprived areas of County Durham. Weekly sessions had the following impact throughout 2019: 56 (disabled) participants, 85% improved emotional wellbeing, 91% improved physical health, 88% improved self-esteem, 100% improved Tennis skills.

About the Charity
Since 2009 SportWorks has designed and delivered award-winning projects which change lives across the UK. Our programmes utilise the ‘power of sport’ to tackle a range of societal issues including crime, anti-social behaviour, mental/physical health and social mobility. By 2022 over 12,000 disadvantaged people will access our programmes every year.

For more inspiring stories from the Sport Gives Back family, please click the name of another one of this year’s charities.

Active Communities Network – Dame Kelly Holmes Trust – Greenhouse SportsLord’s TavernersSamson CentreSaracens Sports FoundationSported – Yorke Dance ProjectYouth Sport Trust.