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Our latest announcements and opinion from colleagues and contributors on all things sport and physical activity.

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Capital phase of Swimming Pool Support Fund now open

07 September 2023

This phase sees £40 million of government investment and a further £20m of National Lottery funding available to improve energy efficiency in public swimming pools.

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Birmingham 2022 anniversary

Further investment to build on impact of Commonwealth Games

26 July 2023

The new memorandum of understanding see the Commonwealth Active Communities continued as well as support more volunteering opportunities and provide grant funding for community-led projects.

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Our chair Chris Boardman and the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, mark the further investment to improve access to sport and physical activity across the West Midlands surrounded by children and involved adults.

Expert opinion

The NHS at 75 - a time to celebrate and collaborate

12 July 2023

To mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, our lead for health and wellbeing policy highlights the projects we've developed, and those ongoing, to support a service that's part of who we are as a nation.

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Calling all men: this is what we can do to help women feel safe exercising in the dark

Our chair Chris Boardman tells the Guardian newspaper why we have to break the cycle of misogyny that makes women feel at risk as This Girl Can’s guide sets out steps you can take to help.

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A woman runs along a path at night, with a long shadow cast behind her

"It's been a wonderful year, but we must champion change in 2023."

Our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth writes in The Telegraph about the sporting year of 2022, but why we continue to strive for change in the sport and physical activity sector.

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More girls playing football is hard-won progress – but there is still a long way to go

Baroness Sue Campbell writes in The Guardian about why children must have a voice and a choice about sport - "it’s the key to helping more children enjoy sport and physical activity".

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