Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:46
Last week's much-anticipated spending review brought some good news for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), testament to a convincing case made to the Treasury about the role sport can play in society. Presented below is a round-up of what the decisions announced by the Chancellor will mean for sport.
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: 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: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:39
The findings of a survey carried out by Sport Wales are published. The study surveyed 116,000 children across over 1,000 schools on their views on sport and taking part.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29
In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Coe writes about the importance of maintaining sport funding in order to continue the eilte success we saw at The 2012 Olympics, and repeat this at Rio in 2016.