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Sport England’s new Implementation Plan to rebuild

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Posted 13th May 2021

Supporting the sport and physical activity sector to recover and rebuild are among key priorities for the next 12 months. The one-year action plan will help kickstart the process of delivering the long-term strategy, Uniting the Movement.   

It outlines work to the end of March 2022, supported by a set of goals to focus on this year and work collaboratively with partners to achieve.

“Tackling inequalities is at the heart of the strategy, and today we’re confirming as part of our year-long plan an additional investment of £20 million to the successful Tackling Inequalities Fund.

“The programme supports four key target audiences – those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people with long-term limiting health conditions and disabled people – recognising they’ve been disproportionately hit by the pandemic and need much more support to incorporate activity into their daily lives.

“We’ll go through a major transition as we move to deliver Uniting the Movement, which aims to transform lives and communities across England through sport and physical activity.

“The goals we’ve developed for this first year of implementing Uniting the Movement will support us to move on from our previous strategy, Towards an Active Nation.

They balance the continuing need to be responsive to the short-term challenges of coronavirus with the need to be proactive so we can meet the ambitions we’ve set out in our strategy.

Sport England’s four goals for this year are:

  1. Respond: help the population to keep moving and support the right partners to deliver safely and effectively during Covid-19 restrictions
  2. Transform: continue to change the way of working to be consistent with Uniting the Movement, with a primary focus on cultural change and leadership
  3. Plan: create a plan for the implementation of Uniting the Movement to 2025 and lay the foundations in this first year
  4. Transition: Review, manage and evaluate existing business commitments, functions and responsibilities to further allow the delivery of Uniting the Movement.


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