Beyond Sport announces Global Awards Shortlist

Beyond Sport has announced its 2020 Global Awards Shortlist and will be showcasing the shortlisted projects and organisations over the next three months.

Sport for development practitioners, the public and policy-makers are being invited to ‘Take the Journey’ as 16 organisations are showcased, covering 36 countries across six continents, with the winner announced in December.

The shortlist has been divided into four categories, each aligned to one Global Goal as described by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These are:

     3 Good health and wellbeing

     8 Decent work and economic growth

     10 Reduced inequalities

     16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

In November, Beyond Sport will also announce the shortlist and winners encompassing the ‘Sport For Gender Equality Collective Impact Award’ supported by Comic Relief and the BT Supporters Club; the ‘Sport For Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award’ supported by the DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation, and the ‘Courageous Use of Sport Award’ supported by WWE.

The Beyond Sport website [] read: “In a year when we could all use some inspiration, motivation and hope, we’re giving you the opportunity to embrace sport for social change on a deeper level.

“From September through December, across Beyond Sport’s platforms, we’re taking you on a journey around the world to uncover exactly how the 16 amazing organisations who make up the 2020 Beyond Sport Global Awards Shortlist are using sport with intention in pursuit of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) – all in the lead up to the exciting Winner Reveal in December.”

Alongside the shortlist, the ‘Beyond Sport House from Home’ is running a series of sessions focused on the state of the Sport for Development sector.

The first, on October 21 (5-7pm BST), will examine the current state of the sports industry and how it is impacting cause and community. The second, a day later, will look at ‘changing how we are using sport’ aligned with decent work and economic growth.

Three more sessions – on November 11, 12 and 17 – will progress themes of Collective Impact and Peace and Social Justice. To register for Beyond Sport House From Home, click here. Registrants will receive 10% off passes through September 30 using code ‘HOUSE10′.