The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund: Evidence to Support Applications for Sport England Funding

Sport England’s ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage’ fund is designed to support inactive people who have little income and are therefore economically disadvantaged. This group make up a third of the population in England aged 16 to 74 – 14.6 million people. This fund is about more than getting people active, it is about using … Read More »

Measuring Activity Levels in Children – What Already Exists?

A sector-wide method of measuring young peoples’ activity levels is not widely established. Therefore, there is no ‘go to’ method for physical activity providers, such as schools and community sports clubs, to identify children at risk of inactivity and assess the effectiveness of interventions. Despite this, there are multiple methods in which activity levels have … Read More »

Sitting Netball Shoots and Scores

In a bid to address low levels of physical activity associated with later life, London Sport piloted an initiative with older adults in two London boroughs: sitting netball. As much as the title may seem a little strange (sitting and playing netball?!), this pilot created an environment that led to more active care home residents, … Read More »

What’s All This Insight Stuff?

Rewind five years and most people in our sector wouldn’t have heard the term ‘insight’; now you don’t seem to be able to have a conversation without terms like ‘insight driven’, ‘insight led approaches’, or ‘evidence based practice’. This is the first of a series of blogs about insight. It’s insight about insight, if you … Read More »

Who watches sport in London?

In mid-2016 Sport England published ‘Towards an Active Nation’, their new strategy which set out a national ambition to help everyone, regardless of age, background or ability to feel able to engage in physical activity and sport. An important part of the physical activity and sport sector’s new approach is to focus the ‘product’ of … Read More »

Active Lives: Exploring Physical Inactivity in London

As part of our Insight series covering the release of Sport England’s Active Lives Year 1 Report, this article explores physical inactivity and how different factors can be seen to impact on inactivity rates at national, regional and borough level.   Sport England’s Active Lives survey defines physical inactivity in accordance with the Chief Medical … Read More »

Active Lives: The 2×30 Minutes Measure

The Sport England Active Lives 2×30 Minutes Measure  Following on from last week’s introduction to Active Lives, this article explores the new 2×30 minutes measure; defined as the number of adults (16+) who have taken part in sport and physical activity at least twice in the last 28 days. It is important to note that … Read More »