A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.
About This Report:
Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps to prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being.
Thu, 09 Nov 2023
The Community Pulse is a longitudinal study of Sported members on the sustainability, needs, and ambitions of grassroot groups throughout the UK. It ensures the voices of small community organisations are heard
Sun, 03 Sep 2023
Sport has the power to transform lives. Of course, it keeps us fit. But so much more. For the young people of this nation, sport unlocks life-long friends, introduces mentors, provides purpose, builds confidence – and keeps us out of trouble.1 It boosts academic prospects, combats mental ill health,...
Fri, 01 Sep 2023
The DCMS/ Government sport and physical activity strategy launched in the summer recess of 2023
Tue, 20 Jun 2023
The Active Partnerships National Organisation is the national charity of the Active Partnerships Network – a collective of 43 locally-led, nonprofit, strategic organisations who, as valued system partners of Sport England with reach across every place in England, play a pivotal role in 'Uniting...
Fri, 10 Mar 2023
The case for action on healthy life expectancy.
Health inequalities are entrenched in this country and life expectancy has been getting worse in the poorest areas. This was brutally exposed during the covid pandemic when people under 65 in the poorest parts of the country were four times more likely to...
Mon, 19 Dec 2022
- A growing proportion of clubs are in severe financial difficulty, operating with low reserves following COVID-19 – this is currently the case for a quarter of clubs and is expected to rise to a third in the coming year
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
This report was commissioned by the District Councils' Network, with the aim of evidencing the health economic value of their members' leisure and wellbeing services, and the further impact they could potentially have on reducing health inequalities. It includes estimates of the potential impact of increasing...
Tue, 07 Dec 2021
Sport England & UK Sport
Following the first Leadership Audit conducted in 2018, once again in 2020 board members in organisations funded by us or UK Sport were asked to complete a survey.
Available to download below, the latest Audit captures data related to gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBT+, sexuality and educational background....
Sun, 28 Mar 2021
State of Life
When it comes to health and wellbeing, once a week works - this appears to be the rhythm of human life and we think it could form the basis of a new national preventative health service. In this new paper, State of Life measured the health and wellbeing benefits of weekly religious attendance and physical...
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
CLOA/ Sport England
This project is a further exploration into how to support places to work in a whole system way and sits alongside the work of the Local Delivery Pilots