Sport England have announced a major and unprecedented expansion of their investment into local communities across England to ensure those in greatest need are able to be physically active.
They’re extending their Place Partnerships work to help more people to be physically active by breaking down the barriers that get in the way.
The launch took place at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre on Canvey Island, Castle Point, which had in attendance Essex County Council Deputy Leader, Essex strategic partners, locally trusted organisations and Essex Chief Executives. The event brought to life the narrative of how this significant investment will build upon the learnings from Essex’s place relationship work, supporting communities with deepened inequalities.
The event was held in Essex, as they showcase their learnings, successes, and challenges of the 3 Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot areas, of Basildon, Colchester and Tendring. Canvey Island, in Castle Point was chosen to host the event, as this provided an excellent example of the type of area where this significant investment can make a difference.
This new way of working directly supports the Government’s recent Get Active strategy, which set ambitious targets of getting 2.5m more adults and one million more children active by 2030 to tackle the disparities in activity levels across society.
Check out the full story from Sport England here.
Check out the BBC News report here.