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Data can give a better understanding of how to help people get active. We’ve got a number of tools to help you understand our available data.

Activity Check-in

Our Activity Check-In tracks a small number of metrics on behaviours and attitudes from both adults and children and young people towards sport and physical activity over time, revealing the impact of changing circumstances in a rapidly changing world.

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Active Lives Online

If you’d like to explore the adult or children and young people's survey data, Active Lives Online lets you do just that. It captures data since November 2015.

Go to Active Lives Online

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Local Area Insights

Whether you need information to support a grant application, advocate for facilities, or to help you understand the people you work with, our Local Area Insights tool can help you provide the evidence base.

Use Local Area Insights

Market Segmentation tool

Why do some people play sport? And why do some simply not want to join in? We’ve developed 19 sporting segments to help you understand the nation's attitudes to sport, their motivations and barriers. You can use the tool to view data down to postcode level.

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OpenActive promotes the use of opportunity data to help people get active. The goal is to make this data on what, where and when physical activity sessions happen, openly available. This "opportunity data" includes details of a yoga class ("how much will it cost?") through to badminton court availability ("where and when is a court available?").

OpenActive also provides the sport and physical activity sector with:

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Geographic Information System Mapping

A geographic information system is a digital system for capturing, managing, analysing and displaying all forms of spatial data – data that is in some way referenced to a location.

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360 Giving

We've openly published all the investments we’ve made since 1 April 2009, in line with the 360 Giving data standard. This is available in CSV and JSON formats and can be downloaded from the GrantNav system. Guidance on using GrantNav is available.

Visit GrantNav by using the link below, or download our data in the 360 Giving format by clicking on the attachment.

Visit GrantNav

Active Lives Small Area Estimates Mapping Tool

We have developed estimates of physical activity and inactivity for small areas across England. These can help to identify neighbourhoods that have the highest proportions of physically active or inactive adults or children and young people.

Visit the Small Area Estimates Mapping Tool to create maps for defined areas or download the data.

Use Small Area Estimates Tool
  • 360 Giving Terms of Use

    Our work with 360Giving is licensed under the Open Government Licence (OGL) v3. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone, to be used and shared as they wish.

    To view a copy of this license, please click here.

    If you use our 360Giving data, it must be attributed with the following statement:

    "Contains public sector grants data from Sport England, <the year of publication>, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0, accessed on <DD/MM/YY>."

    All Sport England lottery awards can also be found on the DCMS National Lottery database, which contains awards information from the other Lottery distributors. This provides a high-level overview of which organisations in your area have received funding and what the money was spent on.

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Active People Interactive

The Active People Survey was the predecessor to Active Lives. This tool has all the adult data from October 2006 to October 2015, and much like Active Lives Online, gives you access to all the figures.

Go to Active People Interactive

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You can find out exactly how we'll look after your personal data, but rest assured we’ll only use it to make sure you receive our newsletter, to understand how you interact with our newsletter, and to provide administrative information about our newsletter.