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What is our aim?

The Breaking Boundaries project is led by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with Sporting Equals and a consortium of organisations including the Edgbaston Foundation. This scheme is being delivered across five cities: Birmingham, Bradford, London, Manchester and Slough.

The project aims to use cricket as a tool to:

  • Improve social connectedness and attitudes to diversity
  • Increase empowerment and community voice
  • Increase community participation and sense of belonging
  • Improve partnership working and well-being
  • Improve knowledge and skills to support community cohesion.

Connecting communities

Using the legacy of England’s incredible Men’s (2019) and Women’s (2017) World Cup victories, Breaking Boundaries brings together different ethnic and faith groups closer as one integrated community.

Each year we train, develop and empower over 100 young people, aged 14-25, and their community organisations as ‘Community Champions’ through inspirational motivational speakers, creative workshops and exciting volunteering opportunities.

The voice of young people is at the forefront of the project, providing small activation grants for them to design, develop and deliver community projects that socially mix different people together through fun cricket activities, cricket matches, community festivals, street parties or social gatherings.

Support the Edgbaston Foundation

Or contact Community Coordinator Chandni Paul via chandnipaul@edgbaston.com.