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Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) is delighted to be supporting the Community Games project. We believe that sport and physical activity has the ability to reach out to all of our communities and create a sense of belonging and pride in where we live. It has a unique power to motivate and inspire, and through working with our many partners, our challenge is to create the opportunity for everyone to achieve a little bit more, aim a little bit higher and go a little bit further.

Community Games events should include both sporting and cultural events, with a ceremony, ideally an opening and/or closing ceremony.

A Community Games event could be a street, an estate, a local business, regular users of a park or other public space; people involved in a shared interest group or who have a shared cultural heritage - an event that is organised by the community, for the community.

Community Games all look different – some communities may focus on contests to give the competitive element, others may want to focus on giving people the opportunities to try something new, from archery to climbing; some are held on one day at one venue, some over a week at multiple venues. The important thing is that each event reflects the wishes of the community it is organised by and for.


  • 29 community groups across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland obtained funding
  • Over 45,903 people engaged from their local communities
  • 14 Community Games Advocates Recruited
  • 132 Volunteers Community Advocates trained


  • 26 communities across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland obtained funding
  • 50 different events around Leicestershire, Leicester, & Rutland supported
  • Over 20,000 people from their local communities
  • Over 600 volunteers supported the events

Do you already have a Community Games type event organised?

For more information please contact:

Paul Taylor

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

01509 564865

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