Towards an Active Nation
Our strategy, Towards an Active Nation, outlines how we’ll get more people doing sport and activity across England.
Our Active Lives: Adult Survey is a new way of measuring sport and activity across England.
Find out more about the survey, how it works – and the results from our latest report.
How we’re investing in projects that improve people’s mental wellbeing through sport and physical activity.
- Getting people on low incomes active We’re investing in 26 projects that use physical activity to improve the health and wellbeing of people on low incomes.
- Targets to build an active nation We want to get 500,000 more people active by 2020, with a focus on women and lower socio-economic groups.
- Major health congress in London We're co-hosting the world's biggest health congress, and there's still time to be involved and showcase your work.
- A new way of sharing our grants data Our partnership with 360Giving allows us to share information on our funding in an open and accessible way.
- High compliance with new code A vast majority of national sport bodies – 55 out of 58 so far – have complied with new Code for Sports Governance.
- Being active linked to mental health People who are regularly active enjoy better mental wellbeing, new Active Lives analysis shows.
- Further playing fields safeguarded We've protected more than 1,000 playing fields by objecting to potentially harmful planning applications.
- Pioneering pilots to tackle inactivity We've chosen the final list of 12 pilot projects to help people who are missing out on physical activity.
In the spotlight
- Community Asset Fund We’re looking for ideas dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your community so people can get active.
- Our vision for volunteering Putting the volunteer at the heart of our efforts is a key feature of our new strategy for volunteering.
- Active Design We’ve worked with Public Health England to show how the design of where we live and work can encourage activity.
- Local delivery We're working in new ways to invest time, expertise and money in 12 local pilots to get people active.
- Coaching Good coaching is good for everyone – which is why we've produced The Coaching Plan for England.