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Building an active nation

We're building a nation where everyone, everywhere feels able to get active in a way that's right for them.

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New funds plus latest information and support

We've opened three funds to support a return to play and to help narrow the inequalities gap in sport and physical activity.

Our coronavirus hub also has advice, guidance, resources and frequently asked questions on what the latest rules mean to help you manage a return.

Coronavirus: information and support

Covid alert levels

What the tiers mean for sport and activity

Every part of England is now in one of three Covid-19 alert levels: Tier 1 (medium), Tier 2 (high) and Tier 3 (very high).

Read a summary of what this means for sport and physical activity, and see our frequently asked questions for more detail.

Tiers system explained

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Our mission

Our vision is that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.

Read about our strategy

What we do

We award funding

We fund projects and organisations small and large that help people to get active.

Read about our funds

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We provide insight

Our insight will help you understand how different people can be supported to be active.

Read our insight

We gather data

We have a number of different tools you can use to explore activity levels across England.

Use our data tools

We have expertise

Our expertise is not just for us, we share that knowledge to help you and people across the sector.

How we can help

The national lottery

Sport England and the National Lottery

By playing the National Lottery, you're helping people across England play sport and get physically active. That's because two-thirds of our funding comes from the lottery. Thank you to everyone who has ever bought a ticket for supporting us in building a healthier, happier nation.

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