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Sport England’s Return to Play: Small Grants Re-opens

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 05, 2020 04:31 pm

Following a brief pause of Sport England's Return to Play Small Grants Fund  fund to review the impact of the lockdown restrictions that all of England is now under, Sport England have made three changes to the fund criteria to ensure they better help clubs and organisations: They’ve relaxed the timeframe in which activity must [...]

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Save Our Sports! A call to Action to instigate emergency funding in the form of a Sports Recovery Fund

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 12:13 pm

The UK’s sport and physical activity sector has joined forces to launch a new campaign called Save Our Sports, urging the Government to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure due to COVID-19. Sport + Recreation Alliance are calling on Government to instigate emergency funding in the form of a Sports Recovery [...]

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Leisure centres will receive £100 million of Government funding 

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 12:10 pm

Leisure centres will receive £100 million of Government funding to keep Britons fighting fit through the winter months. The new fund from DCMS will help to support council-run facilities most in need. Lisa Wainwright, CEO of the Alliance, has urged government to make this the first step in providing more financial support to the sector [...]

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Coronavirus pandemic delays the reduction in ‘the fairness gap’

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 09:28 am

Activity levels in England were on course to reach record highs before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, according to the latest Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey. In the early weeks of lockdown, findings show that disabled people were among groups disproportionately impacted. Activity Alliance responds to the results, and our fear for 'the fairness [...]

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PE can do much more than keep children fit – but its many benefits are often overlooked

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 09:22 am

There are growing concerns about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people. In some cases, the legacy of the pandemic may be with us already. Teachers and school leaders are increasingly worried about the amount of catch up work pupils will need to offset their lost learning. We are starting to learn more about [...]

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Childhood obesity rates in the UK rise again with growing divide between rich and poor

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 09:19 am

More than a quarter of Year 6 children living in the most deprived areas were obese compared to 11.9% of those living in the least deprived areas. Childhood obesity rates in the UK continue to rise according to latest figures which lay bare the growing divide between rich and poor areas. More than a quarter (27.5 [...]

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Alliance survey shines light on under-representation in sector

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 09:13 am

New research conducted by the Sport and Recreation Alliance shows that there is clear lack of representation of Black individuals across the board in the sport and recreation sector but tackling inequality remains a key priority for most organisations. The findings come at a time when there are growing concerns that deep-rooted inequalities within sport [...]

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Black and Asian people ‘patronised and poorly represented’ in community sport sector

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 09:09 am

Black, Asian and minority ethnic people working or volunteering in community sport can feel "patronised and poorly represented" within the grassroots and community sport sector, according to new research published by Sported. The national charity helps community sport and youth groups survive and thrive through business support and funding advice, and has the largest network [...]

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Primary PE and Sport Premium: Updated Guidance, Grant Conditions and New Top Tips

By Richard Sutcliffe on Nov 04, 2020 08:59 am

The Department for Education has recently published updated guidance for schools in relation to the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the academic year, 2020-21. New grant conditions have also been unveiled. The Department for Education has today published updated guidance for schools in relation to the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the academic [...]

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