Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:32
The Government announced its long awaited comprehensive spending review (CSR) today with expectations for cuts across the board for sports bodies funded by DCMS.
The Sports Think Tank responded to the early details announced by the Chancellor on Wednesday evening.
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04
Business Secretary Sajid Javid used a speech at London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to argue that the ever-changing sport landscape is ready for business to step in and play a more important role in growing the sector and increasing participation. He highlighted business success stories in sport such as Goals and ParkRun, as well as the economic impacts of The Premier League and major events hosted in the UK.
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:56
Compiling data from use of its wearable technology around the world, the activity tracker Strava has published findings indicating that London is ahead of Amsterdam and Milan in the race to be the world's most cycled city.
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:41
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published an analysis of findings from the Taking Part survey.
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:55
The Sport and Recreation Alliance are coordinating a grassroots sports campaign ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review announcement on the 25th November .
The campaign #GetYourKitOn has its own mini website and calls on the millions of sports participants across the country to show their support for their local community sport. A letter has also been signed by a significant number of sports bodies outlining the case for sport investment.
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:00
Women in Sport launched their Trophy Women - No More Board Games report on Friday
Latest research shows that positive steps in gender diversity at board level are not supported by sustainable workforce development
Women in Sport calls for action to support development of female executives to ensure progress is not lost
Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 10:29
UkActive claimed that 'Sport is dead' and that using the word Sport was counterproductive at its conference last week to launch another report "A Blueprint for an Active Britain"
Andy Reed from the Sports Think Tank reacted by suggesting the comments were "unhelpful in creating a unifed voice for sport, recreation and activity. We need greater collaboration and partnership, and the drive to exclude sport form the vocabulary is really damaging"
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:55
The Spectator magazine, has predictably taken the first cheap-shot as we near the conclusion of the Government's Spending Review. The Spectator makes the case that sport is less deserving than the arts of public money on the present scale, given poor recent participation figures and the contention that museums like The Tate are regarded as among the elite arts institutions globally and by highlighting some interesting comparisons in funding between various arts institutions and their counterparts in sports (Olympic performance programmes, National Governing Bodies etc.).
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:13
We need a Minister for 'the Outdoors' to recognise the economic value of outdoor recreation. That was the call from David Rutley MP in the Commons this week.
A debate was held in Westminster Hall this week in response to David Rutley MP
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:57
The Local Government Association has called for a rebalancing of funding from Sport England in its response to the DCMS Sports Consultation.
Setting out the case for the contribution of local government to delivering a comprehensive sport and physical activity agenda the LGA Claims it is best placed to lead a step-change in sport partcipation.