Towards an Active Nation
Our strategy, Towards an Active Nation, outlines how we’ll get more people doing sport and activity across England.
Benefits of sport
At the heart of every investment we make is the wider benefits being active can bring – from a person's mental wellbeing to developing new skills.
Find out about our open investment funds and get information on other ways you could secure funding.
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.
Making a difference
We're using the power of sport and activity to make a difference to people's lives.
Read about some of the projects we're supporting.
- Get Set To Go Gets £1.5 million boost We’re extending our partnership with Mind to help people with mental health problems get active.
- New playing fields planning guidance Our guidance on planning applications affecting playing fields has been updated to help protect the spaces where people get active.
- Get moving at work with Sport Relief We’ve partnered with Sport Relief to encourage employers to help their staff get more active.
- From 'local joke' to community asset With the help of our funding, Furness Vale's football pitch has been developed into a thriving, active green space.
- 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.
In the spotlight
- This Girl Can A celebration of active women everywhere that proves sport can be enjoyable regardless of size, ability or experience.
- Safeguarding Advice on protecting children and adults who do sport, plus information on the new Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
- Active Design We’ve worked with Public Health England to show how the design of where we live and work can encourage activity.
- Our vision for volunteering Putting the volunteer at the heart of our efforts is a key feature of our new strategy for volunteering.
- Local delivery We're working in new ways to invest time, expertise and money in 12 local pilots to get people active.