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Source: Sport England 01.03.22



As part of Sport England’s commitment to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the organisation is investing £2m of National Lottery funds to help the 450 School Games Organisers reach 19,000 schools across the country.

The School Games will be delivering the United by Birmingham 2022’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of young people, using inspiratio

Source: NHS March 2022


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The most deprived 20% of the national population as identified by the national Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). The IMD has seven domains with indicators accounting for a wide range of social determinants of health.


  • Integrated Care System (ICS)-determined population groups experiencing

Source: Sustrans 23.02.22



The construction phase of the new Stockingfield bridge across the Forth & Clyde Canal in North Glasgow is now complete and is on track to open to the public in September.

Representatives from Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Sustrans joined Active Travel Minister Patrick Harvie MSP, as well as, residents to be the first to cross Stockingfi

Source: Youth Sport Trust 22.02.22




Young people reported feeling happier, more confident, and more physically active after participating in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust, last year. The charity’s 2021 annual Impact Report also shows the positive impact its programmes had on young people’s communication, teamworking and leader

Source: Sport England 22.02.22



The second ever This Girl Can parkrun will celebrate International Women's Day. The first event, back in 2020, saw more than 15,000 additional women and girls taking part as walkers, joggers, runners or volunteers. The gender gap in activity levels persists, though, with women less likely than men to take part in parkrun events - despite registering for the weekly 5km activity in higher numbers.


Source: NCSEM 24.02.22



Researchers from Loughborough University's Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB), led by Dr Victoria Kettle, has found that exercise interventions delivered in primary care boost levels of moderate to vigorous intensity activity in adults by an average of 14 minutes a week. While this seems modest, even small increases

Source: Sport and recreation alliance 16.02.22



The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced that it is working with Archery GB to assess the impact of Project Rimaya, an archery initiative set up with funding from SportsAid to introduce the sport to young Muslims, especially girls.

Project Rimaya – meaning ‘archery’ in Arabic – started in 2018 as a way of giving young Muslim girls the opportuni

Source: Activity Alliance 15.02.22



Sense Active has launched the Sensory Football programme improve the quality of football provision for people with complex disabilities. The programme includes a practical workshop, local mentoring, a toolkit, and on-demand videos and is aimed to provide a better understanding of sensory Football and how to plan, deliver and evaluate sensory football activities with a person-cen

Source: Activity Alliance 16.02.22



Special Olympics GB is set to return to full-scale competition, with the largest celebration of intellectual disability sport in Great Britain in a brand-new format called The Special Olympics GB Summer Series of Sport, following the pandemic.

The competition will consist of single and multi-sport events over a minimum of 12 sports, including athletics, sw

Source: Sustrans 16.02.22




A new report Paths for everyone: Three years on, provides an update on the work of Sustrans across the UK to improve the access, safety and public appeal of the National Cycle Network across the UK's nations and regions.

Key statistics from the report show that 72% of users stated the Network is their best option for transport, with 95

Source: Activity Alliance 17.02.22



The Activity Alliance and partners have released a series of inclusive PE activity cards for teachers and school staff. The cards are jam-packed with fun games and activities, and support teachers to ensure their PE sessions are inclusive and accessible for all school pupils.

Created with the PE curriculum in mind, the games and activities are de

Source: Sport England 17.02.22



A new report is calling on organisations to work collectively in using existing insight to develop opportunities for people with long-term health conditions to be active. Produced by the Richmond Group of Charities, the report is an evaluation of its Movement for All project that began in 2018.

It was funded by an initial £1.3 million inve

Source: Ramblers.org 21.02.22



The over 60 organisations, including experts in nature, public health, access and equality, have joined forces to launch a new ‘nature for everyone’ campaign. The campaign is calling for access to nature to be a key part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up reforms.

The joy of walking in nature is a simple, universal pleasure. But, for millions of people, it’s still out of reach. N

Source: Gov.uk 16.02.22



Disabled children and young people will be supported to be more physically active following the publication of new guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers. The guidance, which recommends daily levels of physical activity, will support disabled children and young people to improve their physical and mental health throughout their lives.

The guidelines are underpinned by

Source: NCSEM 15.02.22



Loughborough University is looking for people who are working in, or have previously worked in, exercise referral schemes to complete a short questionnaire. This is to help gain an understanding of the needs of people working in this area and what can be done to support.

In 2010, the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, led on the dev

Source:Gov.uk 16.02.22




The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has published the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines for disabled ch

Source: Sport and Recreatin Alliance 09.02.22



Despite COVID-19, some of the country’s largest sporting bodies invested £123.2m into the long-term development of their sports in the last year.

The commitment forms part of the Voluntary Code of Conduct on the Broadcasting of Major Sporting Events which requires signatories to put a minimum of 30% of net broadcasting revenues back into their respect

Source: Sport England 04.02.22



Team GB has sent a squad of 50 athletes to the Winter Olympics in China, which began this week. To make sports more accessible and inclusive Sport England funds national governing bodies including Snowsport England and British Ice Skating to help athletes qualify for the Games and invests in community facilities. The organisation’s Uniting the Movement is al

Source: Loughborough University 01.02.22



It is suggested around 80% of people will have given up on their new year resolutions by February. The reason motivation wanes is because people choose the wrong goals and motives to begin with. And research shows us that choosing the right type of goal is the key to keeping us motivated over the long term.

Dr Ian Taylor from Loughborough University gives three

Source: CIMSPA 26.01.22



CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) has launched ReEngage: a new, free, learning platform for anyone working in sport and physical activity in England. The platform, will provide the sector’s workforce with the skills and knowledge to help more people to get physical activity fo