Government Strategy – Sporting Futures


Sporting Futures : Government Strategy : Key Points A Summary

Overall, the strategy seeks to redefine what success looks like in sport, by concentrating on 5 key outcomes:

  • Physical wellbeing
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Social and community development
  • Economic development

Government will submit an annual progress report to parliament –

Specific focus on inactivity, under-represented groups and social value of sport, and will be ‘demand-led’ –

Sport England pilot to support development and implementation of local physical activity strategies –

Local level partnerships between National Lottery distributors –

Independent review of the role played by CSPs in delivery of sport at local level, which will also consider impact of devolution deals Re-establishment of ‘Sport Cabinet’ –

Home Nations Sports Ministers –

Funding will go to organisations who can best deliver key outcomes –

government ‘openminded’ about which type of organisations –

New list of KPIs with which to measure outcomes of public investment –

More support for high-performance ‘non-Olympic’ sports –

‘Active Lives’ will replace the current ‘Active People Survey’ –

Sport England remit extended to responsibility for sport outside of school from the age of 5 –

Recognition of outdoor recreation, ‘non-traditional’ sport/physical activity, and importance of natural facilities, including economic value of outdoor tourism

Sport England funded organisations to make relevant data publicly available – Implementation of PHE’s ‘Everybody Active, Every Day’ –

Sport England role broadened to include dancing, walking and cycling –

Promote integration of sport and physical activity into care pathways and maximise potential of advice, prescribing and referral interventions –

Promotion of ‘Workplace Challenge’ and encourage employers to offer employees opportunities to be more physically active –

Working Group to advise how schools can achieve targets around swimming attainment standards –

£50m to support Bikeability training for school children over next 4 years – Continue to invest in Primary PE and Sport Premium –

Assessment of effectiveness of future priorities of School Games and School Games Organisers –

Sport England to develop a new coaching plan by 2016, covering qualifications and standards –

New volunteering strategy for sport and physical activity in 2016 –

Government will enable the SGSA to take on a more formal role in helping sport grounds reach required standards for accessibility –

Work with football authorities to ensure clubs meet legal obligations to accommodate disabled spectators attending matches –

Government encouraging NGBs and rights holders to sign up to Sport and Recreation Alliance’s ‘Voluntary Code of Conduct on Broadcasting of Major Sporting Events’ –

UK Sport and Sport England MOU on working together on talent – Closely monitor findings of Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement are implemented by football authorities –

Sport England to review commercial framework to ensure supports sports that have strong domestic league but not currently profitable –

Support for new sports/franchises in UK – US NFL, NBA, MLB etc –

New targets on public sector funding for sports organisations to reduce over-reliance on public sector and move towards sustainable mixed funding model – Consultation launch at Budget 2016 on how to expand support to grassroots sport through corporation tax system –

Exploration of options to drive commercialisation of sports where sponsorship and media income traditionally difficult to attract –

Establishment of Social Impact Fund for investment into sport –

Work with UKAD and SGSA to explore potential to expand income, and real terms protection for UKAD funding –

Development of business strategy for sport and physical activity sector – Presumption in favour of co-location of services (including health and education) and multisport facilities –

Review of ‘Use our School’ guidance in 2016 –

Government will sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on manipulation sports competitions – Sport will play key part in PM’s ‘Anti-Corruption international summit’ London 2016 – New mandatory UK Sports Governance Code by September 2016 –

implementation tied to public funding –

Sport England to develop workforce strategy in 2016 –

Work to tackle lack of diversity in senior positions across the sport sector –

Review of barriers to women and minority groups progressing into high performance coaching roles –

Large sports organisations to utilise apprenticeships –

Sport England will place equal emphasis on support for LGB&T people in sport – Establishment of Independent Working Group on a new Duty of Care for participants in sport, chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

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