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Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme funded by Spirit of 2012 in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), bringing young people, families and communities together through the power of cricket.

The project is currently being delivered in 5 cities; Bradford, Birmingham, Barking & Dagenham, Slough and here in Manchester. Led by Sporting Equals and Youth Sport Trust in partnership with a consortium of organisations including; Street Games, Citizens UK, Cricket Trusts and Foundations, Local Authorities and Community Organisations.

Using the legacy of England’s incredible 2019 World Cup victory, Breaking Boundaries brings together different ethnicities and faiths as one cricket community, placing communities and young people at the heart of the programme.

Every year we train, develop and empower over 100 young people (14-25yrs) as ‘Community Champions’ through inspirational motivational speakers, creative workshops, activation funding and exciting volunteering opportunities.

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Community Champions and Community Organisations are at the forefront of the project, bringing together and hosting regular cricket activities including; cricket matches, community festivals, street parties, social gatherings, cricket teas and much, much more!

Breaking Boundaries Manchester

Manchester focuses on Whalley Range and Moss Side, working in partnership with Lancashire Cricket Foundation, using cricket to bring different communities together, creating better understanding and friendships.

If you’re passionate about cricket, the power of sport, your local community and interested in receiving up to £1,500.00 to organise and deliver your own cricket project, or want to know more about events and activities in Manchester, contact; thomas.baird@manchester.gov.uk

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