Sport and the economy

Economic Value of Sport – Local Model (updated Nov 2015)

All local authorities in England can demonstrate how sport benefits their economy using our new Economic Value of Sport – Local Model.

The model produces area based (local authority, county sport partnership and local enterprise partnership) estimates on sports’ contribution to the local economy in the form of business output (GVA) and jobs plus wider benefits like health.

The model also allows you to refine some of the results by using local information you may have available. In addition you can begin to assess the impact of sport investments too – for example, what additional economic value is created as a result of an increase in participation in your area.

Guidance is provided on how to navigate the model and the best use of this evidence as one part of making the case for retaining or securing additional investment in sport.

Always use the version marked PV2 and delete the first published version if you have downloaded it.

To find out more and access the tool please register here.