The Centre Discusses

The Centre Discusses is a fortnightly webinar series from The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment which connects community investment leaders and practitioners from around the UK with a range of relevant and inspiring speakers.

The speakers will come from within and outside the sector, and will speak on a wide range of topics, from showcasing innovative community investment work to bringing us opportunities for collaboration, and keeping us ahead of the curve on the latest trends and challenges which affect our work.

The programme will be varied and will aim to cover as many exciting topics as possible, so the webinars in this series are open to anyone working in community investment, and social housing in general where relevant.

Visit The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment website to find out more about their work.

Upcoming webinars

How sport contributes to strong communities'

Wednesday 29 September, 10:00-11:00am

We will hear from Sport for Development Coalition and Cotman Housing Association about the contribution that sport and physical activity can make in strengthening communities and contributing to the positive social outcomes that housing associations seek, for example in these areas:

  • Education and employment
  • Anti-social behaviour and community safety
  • Health and wellbeing

Sport For Development Coalition will speak about the shared areas of focus for housing associations and Sport for Development organisations, and the evidence base and policy context in these areas.

Cotman Housing Association will speak about their experience of working with sport partners to delivering sport and physical activity interventions.


  • Ollie Dudfield, Executive Director of the Sport for Development Coalition
  • Nicky Galwey-Woolston, Projects and Supported Housing Manager at Cotman Housing Association
  • James Anderson, Project Coordinator at Cotman Housing Association

To attend the webinar, please register in advance on Zoom via the button below.

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Webinar programme

'How sport contributes to strong communities '

> Wednesday 29 September (10:00-11:00am)

For more information on the events listed please contact Adam Chester.