Breaking Boundaries is a £1.8 million, three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012 working in five City locations across England – Barking and Dagenham (London), Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester, and Slough. It aims to bring young people, their families and communities from different ethnic and faith backgrounds together through regular engagement in cricket (playing, spectating and volunteering) to foster mutual respect and friendships through work with local communities and their representatives. An independent evaluation of the programme is being conducted by Wavehill Ltd.
The year 2 evaluation report highlights emerging evidence for programme impact in the following areas:
- Improved social connectedness and attitudes to diversity
- Increased community participation and sense of belonging
- Improved knowledge and skills to support community cohesion
- Improved partnership working