As well as the people who will be working with you to deliver your Community Games, there are other groups who should be told about the event, and also those who will have a specific interest in it:
- Local councils
- Community group leaders (e.g. scout groups, faith groups etc)
- Venue/facility managers
- Public authorities – local police/ambulance/fire brigade
- Any person or organisation that has donated funds to the Community Games
- Local sports groups
- Local schools
This is a good time to ask yourself some questions:
- Can you involve any of these other interested groups in the organisation of your Community Games?
- Where do you want to hold your Community Games and who is in charge of the land or facility?
- Can local authorities give you facilities free of charge or offer you in-kind support?
- Can any individuals or organisations make financial contributions to the Community Games, and if so are they expecting anything in return?
Arrange a meeting with everyone who is involved or has an interest in your Community Games to ensure that interests are taken into account and concerns are addressed.
Below is a more detailed list of people that you should consider contacting, to make your planning process smoother:
Local ambulance service
Local fire department
First Aid providers, e.g. St John Ambulance
Disability focus groups
Community groups – scouts/guides
Leisure centre managers
Partnership development managers
Local shops/dentists/community centres
Compile a list of all key contacts including their contact details. You can then add to and amend as you go along.