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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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Funding to help sector

We’re making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

One part of this, our £20m Community Emergency Fund, is now open to applications from organisations experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations.

Read about the package of funding

Join the Movement

With everyone staying at home, physical activity is now more important than ever – not just for maintaining physical fitness, but also mental wellbeing.

Join the Movement is our new campaign to inspire and give trusted information about how to keep active during this time. Share what you're doing using #StayInWorkOut.

Ways to get active

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Coronavirus update

We have two key priorities during this period of uncertainty: supporting the sector, and encouraging people to stay active.

To reassure any person or organisation who receives funding, or any other type of support from us, we're introducing significant flexibility in how we manage that support for an initial three-month period.

Read our coronavirus update

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

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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.

Read more

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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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