What we do

We’re here to increase the number of people doing sport and activity – no matter what their background, ability or age

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From traditional team sports to activities like walking or going to the gym – we’re building an active nation that caters for everyone.

In May 2016 we launched our current strategy and outlined the work we will do between 2017 and 2021 to increase the number of people getting active. It's our response to the Government's Sporting Future strategy, which was published in December 2015.

Our vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. Some might be fit and talented, but others won’t be so confident.

 We will contribute to the government's strategy by working to:

  • Increase the number of people in England taking part in sport and activity and decrease the number of people who are physically inactive
  • Increase the proportion of young people (11-18) who have a positive attitude to sport and being active
  • Make sure public facilities are used fully and effectively to get maximum use from communities
  • Increase the number of children who are physically literate – i.e. confident and competent in sport and activity
  • Increase the number of adults using the great outdoors for exercise and wellbeing
  • Contribute to UK and home nation performance in major sporting events at home and abroad (through our various projects to support talented individuals)
  • Increase investment in sport from sources outside the public sector
  • Increase the number of people volunteering in sport at least twice in the last year
  • Make sure volunteers are from a wider range of backgrounds and lifestyles to ensure this group represents society as a whole