15 August 2016
A lasting legacy, which is helping to transform grassroots sport, has been created by councils following the London Olympics, a new survey reveals.
Encouraging people to take part in sport and providing children with the opportunity to play has positive impacts on health, educational attainment, community cohesion and safety, and economic vitality.
Local authorities have a key role in the delivery of sport and play in local communities and are working in partnership to deliver through voluntary organisations, county sports partnerships and community sports networks.
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Women's Sport Week returns to raise profile of women's sport in the UK.
Archery GB has outlined what its new facility strategy is aiming to achieve and the requirements to set up Archery provision
The LGA has responded to Sport England's consultation on the future role of County Sports Partnerships (CSPs).
The Youth Charter Community Campus aims to provide a unique social and economic opportunity for young people and communities.
Validated evidence to do with the impact of culture and sport on older people that may support your outcomes model.
LGA response to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport consultation paper: A New Government Strategy for Sport
Sport England is consulting on future arrangements for the measurement of sports participation.
The Rugby World Cup, the third largest sporting event in the world, has kicked off! 13 councils across the country are involved in hosting events with many more using the occasion to inspire participation and boost tourism.
In 2013/14, NKLAAP (North Kent Local Authorities Arts Partnership) Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council, with contribution from Kent County Council, funded ‘edna – energise dance nourish art' – a dance, arts health and wellbeing project with and for older people.
Carers' Choirs are anew development in Surrey, where carers can come together in a free and informal group to sing.
On the Sport England website
Produced by the English Federation of Disability Sport (PDF, 15 pages, 2.2MB large file)
Report on the Young Foundation website (PDF, 30 pages, 861KB)
Produced in association with Sport England (PDF, 111 pages, 2.4MB large file)
Produced in association with Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England, DCMS, CLOA, MLA and DPUK (PDF, 40 pages, 1.04MB large file)
Produced in association with Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England, DCMS, CLOA, MLA and GOER (PDF, 20 pages, 1.4MB large file)
Produced jointly by Sport England and the LGA, this document highlights how local government and Sport England can contribute to the provision of sporting opportunities for all, and how our efforts can be aligned.
On the Sport England website