The rich are getting richer. Science is getting smarter. Travel and transport are speeding up. The world is more advanced, and more accessible, than ever before. However, the spread of resources across the globe, financial and otherwise, is dramatically unfair. Oxfam predicted that the percentage of global wealth owned by the top 1% was on pace to surpass 50% by 2016. In sport, this contradiction is incredibly evident. At least 10 top European soccer players earn over US$14 million per year, whilst a programme tackling juvenile crime through sport in the UK, reaching more than 70,000 youth receives only US$70 per person. That’s 0.0005% of what the leading soccer players receive. Across the board, and particularly between elite sports and Sport for All, we need to reassess the distribution of wealth, natural and man-made resources to better serve the global population.
To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:
Sports Tourism Event Grant Programme
The Sports Tourism Event Grant programme provides funding and/or in-kind assistance to support eligible organisations to develop and deliver successful sports tourism events that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s economic prosperity, community wellbeing and diverse lifestyle. The Toowoomba Regional Council of Australia defines a “sports tourism event” as a sporting event of regional significance that provides economic, social and promotional opportunities for the region. The Sports Tourism Event Grant programme is only one part of an overarching Sports Tourism Project that has delivered positive economic impacts for the community and social benefits as well.
It is supported by local businesses
Toowoomba Regional Council - Tourism and Events Branch
Sports Tourism Officer
Qatar National Day of Sport
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Qatar National Day of Sport is an annual occasion on the second Tuesday of every February with the goal of engaging the local community in Qatar with sports activities and fostering the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Public and private sector entities organise sports events to mark the sport day. Qatar National Sport Day is an opportunity for all people across the country to exercise and take part in different sports activities, in an attempt to promote the importance of sports and how effective it is for individuals and families to lead a healthy lifestyle so as to reduce the risk of diseases. Several events and activities are organised and add to an online platform to which citizens can see the options available. Top activities organised are selected and displayed here.
It is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Qatar Sports for All Federation (QSFA)
Korea Sport for All Festival
Korea Sport for All Festival is a 4-day annual festival held in partnership with a municipality and Korea Sports Olympic Committee. Sponsored by Ministry of Sports and KSPO, 2019 Korea Sport for All festival was held in Chungju from April 25th to 28th where it gathered over 23,000 participants including officials and grassroots and sports club people.
By partnering with a different municipality every year, the festival is used as an opportunity to revitalize the community and local economy, providing a venue for fun festivals involving all residents of the province. In case of 2018, it created at least 200 jobs and had an economic benefit of more than 17,000,000 dollars.
Next year, the Sport for All festival will be held in North Jeolla Province with its main venue in Iksan.
It is supported by Korean municipalities
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SF4D White Paper - Sports & Finance for Development
This White Paper is about accelerating our journey towards the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is a call for sports organisations and practitioners, donors as well as the finance community to join forces and apply innovative, outcome-based finance to transform young people’s lives through sport, physical activity and active play. It is a plea to marry the excellence of two fields - Sports for Development and Innovative Finance for Development - to mobilise more sustainable sources of capital from private and public actors to finance impactful sports-based interventions targeting youth education, well-being, gender equality, empowerment and other SDG-related objectives.
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