Kicking off our UK Sport Sustainability Accelerator Programme

Leading the 18-month Accelerator Programme for UK Sport.

Posted: 9 Nov 2023

UK Sport is the nation’s high-performance experts, powering our greatest athletes, teams, sports and events.

We are thrilled that UK Sport has appointed Useful Projects and our partners Sporting Giants to lead an 18-month ‘Sustainability Accelerator Programme’. We will be supporting c.40 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to calculate their carbon footprint and develop environmental sustainability action plans, build capacity, and help accelerate action and innovation.

The NGBs span indoor and outdoor Olympic and Paralympic Sports; from British Rowing and Gymnastics to GB Wheelchair Rugby and British Surfing.

Through the project, we will also be delivering several NGB ‘masterclasses’, as well as creating legacy assets and approaches that can be shared with the wider Sport sector.

Carbon is a key focus, but we are also looking at opportunities in the circular economy, supply chain, biodiversity, and climate resilience. In addition, we will be seeking opportunities to identify how NGB’s can connect environmental and social agendas.

By positioning environmental sustainability and purpose as a revenue generator, not a cost centre, we hope to help these Bodies deliver greater impact.

Kicking off our UK Sport Accelerator Programme

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