Sporting Heritage CIC exists to support organisations and individuals across the UK to identify, care for and work with their sporting heritage collections. Further advocating for the role and value of sporting heritage through our activity. Find out what we do below.
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Sporting Heritage CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company working specifically to support the collection, preservation, access, and research of sporting heritage in the UK and wider.
In 2014, as a direct result of our research and evaluation conducted on the heritage response to the 2012 Olympic Games, we established the National Sporting Heritage Day. Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.
We have drawn together a team of Sporting Heritage ambassadors to help us advocate for the role and value of sporting heritage.
We’re working to map the nation’s sporting collections to better understand what collections exist, how we can better provide access, and to what extent they are at at-risk and in need of support. See our ever-growing database of sporting-related collections held by museums, archives and clubs around the country.
We deliver discreet activity which supports a better understanding of specific areas of sporting collections. For example, Sporting Heritage and the Armed Forces.
We deliver a range of training events and support activities for anyone interested in collections related to sport . This includes an annual national conference.
Join our active networking sessions to support your sporting heritage work
Sporting heritage is an excellent subject matter to engage different learners with a whole range of subject areas and concepts. With the ability to tell the story of economic, political, and social change, sport is intrinsically linked to the local and national historical record, as well as being central to communities and personal identity.
The aim of our research is always to further the knowledge and understanding of the role and value of sporting collections. With a focus on supporting the collaboration between academia and practice, our research supports us to identify the gaps which exist, raising awareness of these amazing collections, and increasing access to research and practice.
This section of our website supports you to understand what's involved in being a mentor or a mentee, and how to set up a mutually supportive mentoring partnership.
We deliver discreet support for organisations and individuals who manage sporting heritage collections, or who wish to work with these collections. Our activity includes providing simple telephone support and guidance, fund-raising and bid writing, evaluation, audience development and learning programming, project management, scoping collections and developing strategic plans.
Whether your project needs the support of an individual expert consultant, or a small team of our dedicated associates, we are able to draw together the expertise and support needed to successfully deliver your project to time and budget.