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.


If you have any queries or would like further information about our work on sport and health please contact:

Ian Leete
Email: ian.leete@local.gov.uk

In this section:


Women's sport week - 3 to 9 October 2016

Women's Sport Week returns to raise profile of women's sport in the UK.

Archery GB facility strategy

Archery GB has outlined what its new facility strategy is aiming to achieve and the requirements to set up Archery provision


LGA response to the consultation on the future role of County Sports Partnerships

The LGA has responded to Sport England's consultation on the future role of County Sports Partnerships (CSPs).


Youth Charter community campus model

The Youth Charter Community Campus aims to provide a unique social and economic opportunity for young people and communities.


Culture, tourism and sport and older people: case studies

Validated evidence to do with the impact of culture and sport on older people that may support your outcomes model.


LGA calls for radical rebalancing of grassroots sports funding

LGA response to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport consultation paper: A New Government Strategy for Sport


Methodology for measuring sports participation

Sport England is consulting on future arrangements for the measurement of sports participation.


Rugby World Cup 2015 – Latest

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.


Councils turn to edna for help with older people's wellbeing

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.


Sing along with Surrey's Carers Choirs

Carers' Choirs are anew development in Surrey, where carers can come together in a free and informal group to sing.

LGA publications

Other publications

Active People Survey 8

On the Sport England website

Active for life

Produced by the English Federation of Disability Sport (PDF, 15 pages, 2.2MB large file)

Move it! Increasing young people's participation in sport

Report on the Young Foundation website (PDF, 30 pages, 861KB)

Positioning sport at the heart of Localism

Produced in association with Sport England (PDF, 111 pages, 2.4MB large file)

A passion for excellence

Produced in association with Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England, DCMS, CLOA, MLA and DPUK (PDF, 40 pages, 1.04MB large file)

A passion for excellence – one year on

Produced in association with Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England, DCMS, CLOA, MLA and GOER (PDF, 20 pages, 1.4MB large file)

Our sporting commitment

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.

See also:

Local Sport Profile tool

On the Sport England website

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