How to get involved with the Coalition

The Coalition’s Charter is delivered through Collective Action, which is governed and driven by the network. There are numerous ways you can get involved in Collective Action, as listed below: 

1. Sign the Charter - join the Movement! 

If your organisation intentionally uses sport and physical activity to generate positive social outcomes, then you can sign up to the Coalition’s Charter which can be accessed here. When you sign up to the Charter, you are joining the movement of organisations who endorse and adopt the Charter’s set of principles and values, ranging from actively demonstrating or advocating the use of sport and physical activity to drive positive social outcomes, to being open to working in collaboration and sharing evidence of what does and does not work. You will actively and positively contribute to, and engage with, the Coalition network; commit to building a diverse workforce, target audience or series of delivery partners, and help to deliver a common language and wider understanding of sport for development. Sign the Charter 

2. Attend an Induction Session 

Induction Sessions are held throughout the year. They are open to anyone interested in the work of the Coalition, providing an opportunity to meet Coalition staff and other new members. The inductions will include an overview of the Coalition’s purpose and function, the ways in which members can contribute to Collective Action, and an opportunity for open discussion. Email [email protected] to join the next session.

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3. Commit to Collective Action – join a Collective or Working Group  

Working Groups and Collectives direct and power Collective Action. They focus on specific outputs of the Coalition: 

  • Policy  
  • Impact  
  • Public Affairs and Advocacy 
  • People 

There are four Working Groups, each driving one of these strategic areas of Collective Action. Each group consists of up to ten members who are appointed through an application process. The Coalition has appointed its Working Group membership for April 2023-March 2024. Information on the leadership group can be found here.

All year round, the Coalition invites colleagues across our membership to sign up to one of four supporting Collectives. Members of the Collective may be called upon en masse to support their Working Groups, or on an individual/organisational level where their expertise or interest is pertinent to the work. They will be invited to join the annual Collective Action meeting, and are also welcome to apply to join the Working Groups when applications re-open in February.  

To join a Collective, fill in this survey. 

4. Spread the word! Media and communications 

Coalition members also regularly support and contribute to its strategic communications, advocacy and campaigns throughout the year. Whether that’s contributing to, and featuring in, the monthly publication ‘Spotlight on the Movement’ (sign up to receive it here) or by sharing content published by our social media platforms (follow us at @SFDCoalition on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram). Members are also encouraged to tag us on social media, or provide assets in advance, so your content and campaigns can be shared by Coalition accounts. We also work with organisations across the network when national media opportunities arise, showcasing your work and your contribution to the collective action of the Coalition.  

5. Attend events 

The Coalition and its membership hold and share numerous events throughout the year. The current schedule for Collective Action can be found here.  

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6. Participate in our Annual Survey  

Every year the Coalition launches a survey to its members. This survey is important as it provides evidence of the value and effectiveness of the Coalition to funding partners and policy-makers, so support id greatly appreciated.  

And more…  

The Coalition is actively seeking and shaping additional ways in which members can engage in Collective Action, such as re-launching our Collective Survey Tool and developing learning programmes.

For all other queries, please contact [email protected]