Sport England has announced new plans to extend the Place Partnerships to remove the barriers that people face to getting physically active. The programme is designed to invest in local communities across England who are most at risk and get them physically active regularly.
Waterside, a leisure centre that will be one of the beneficiaries of the project, announced an overall package of more than £250 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding. The funding has been based on evidence from local delivery pilots since 2017. The centre was visited by Chief Executive of Sport England, Tim Hollingsworth and Sports Minister Stuart Andrew.
This represents a new way of working to support the Government’s recent Get Active strategy. The targets, whilst ambitious, are designed to tackle disparities in activity levels across society.
To find out more about the partnership, see here.