Subjects: Social issues
PE and Sport Premium renewal is welcome but schools must use investment wisely
Gary Palmer, London Sport's Strategic Advisor for Children and Young People, gives his thoughts on the government's renewal of the PE and Sport Premium for another academic year and the need for greater scrutiny given the sums involved.
"It's not about participation numbers, it's about the outcome those numbers drive" - says Tim Hollingsworth OBE
An active nation is the key to getting more people playing sport - Tim Hollingsworth OBE.
Tackling Inequalities Funding distributed by London Sport boosts activity and social connections post-pandemic
Eight in ten (79%) Londoners who participated in physical activity or sport thanks to Tackling Inequalities funding from Sport England have told London Sport they’ve become more active.
London Sport report finds audience voice must be "central to decision making"
The voice of the audience should be “central to decision making” according to our new report which reviews three years of delivery of the Sport England Satellite Club funding programme.
Women's health needs 'golden' conversations in addition to support from tech products
Women’s health is being increasingly supported by tech but the "golden bit" remains in-person conversations if systems are to fundamentally change according to the Co-Founder of The Well HQ, Baz Moffat.
Long-term investment in school sport and physical activity is ‘no brainer’ for Sport and Recreation Alliance CEO
Continued long-term government investment in school sport and physical activity is a ‘no brainer’, the CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance has told our Talking Sport & Tech podcast.
More must be done to reduce drop-off in teenage girls' participation
More must be done to ensure teenage girls have access to activities that they want to participate in with London Sport launching two female-focused projects in the coming weeks.
One year on from LDN Moving: I want our projects to grab people's attention.
Emily Robinson reflects on a busy first few weeks as CEO at London Sport as well as the pathway to achieving our six long-term aspirations outlined in our LDN Moving strategy.
Support for Equal Play campaign as figures show London is UK's second worst region for play provision
Strategic Lead – Facilities and Urban Spaces, Chris Donkin, gives London Sport's support to the Association of Play Industries' 'Equal Play' campaign and explains why outdoor public parks are so important for children's activity levels.
Children's Mental Health Week comes at crucial time for physical activity and sport sector in London
At the start of Children's Mental Health Week, Specialist Advisor for Children and Young Person, Gary Palmer, looks at some concerning figures around young people's mental wellbeing and looks at how physical activity can be a force for good in this area.
Introduction to grant funding: Top tips from a funding expert
Communications Officer Aimée Palmer considers the main lessons learned from London Sport Consultancy's free webinar on grant funding which took place earlier this week.
London Sport response to The House of Lords Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation
London Sport responds to the House of Lords National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee's official report, released on Friday 10 December, which called for a national plan for sport, health and wellbeing from the government.
Grants available to support physical activity on the River Thames
Grants of up to £5,000 available to those offering physical activity opportunities on the River Thames and inland waterways.
The importance of active play within schools and urban spaces
London Urban Sport Group member Marco Boi, Founder and CEO of Playinnovation, discusses why active play within schools and urban spaces is so important for children’s development and integrating outdoor learning.
London Sport and Chipotle 6 months in
Bloomsbury Football coach Lucas Capalbo has been named as our fifth Chipotle Community Champion as London Sport and Chipotle celebrate the halfway mark of the first year of the partnership.
Active London 2021: 2 weeks to go
With just two weeks to go until Active London, Events Manager Rachel Rowe provides a taster on what the sector can look forward to as they join us for London Sport’s two-day, free-to-attend digital conference on 21 and 22 September.
Shortlist for London Sport Awards 2021 announced
The final shortlists for the London Sport Awards 2021, supported by the City of London Corporation, have been announced today, with an array of community volunteers, grassroots teams, health and fitness clubs, elite sports organisations, and businesses, nominated across ten Awards categories.
Transferable skills from Project Balance sees youngsters skateboard and snowboard
London Sport caught up with British freestyle snowboard star Katie Ormerod to learn more about how GB Snowsport's Project Balance was supporting young people to try skateboarding.
Schools receive up to £10,000 to increase access to sports facilities this summer
Children in 23 boroughs will have increased access to physical activity and sport throughout this Olympic summer and the new school year thanks to nearly £800,000 of London Sport investment.