Sport England & the value of sport

Value of sport

Sport England ( website)

Sport is part of the social fabric of this country. Millions of people in the United Kingdom enjoy the many benefits associated with a lifelong involvement in sport, as participants, spectators or volunteers. Hundreds of thousands more bring sporting opportunities to their communities through their work, whether as the chief leisure officer in a local authority, a local sports development officer, a manager of a health and fitness facility, a PE teacher in a primary school or as a coach in a local sports club. by practical examples of what works on the ground. The evidence contained in this document is impressive and convincing. It shows that sport can really make a difference in enhancing people's lives.

These documents are targeted at decision-makers in the public and private sectors at national, regional and local level

  • Best value of sport ( pdf) This document provides evidence of the value of sport to local authorities. It shows the important contribution sport can make to social and economic regeneration. It closer to their communities and promoting the role of councils in community leadership and governance.
  • Delivering best value through sport ( pdf)
  • Best value of sport: Cases ( pdf)
  • Best value of sport: Health ( pdf)
  • Best value of sport: Performance measurement ( pdf)
  • Best value of sport: Regonial development ( pdf)
  • Best value of sport to local authorities ( pdf)

Sport England

Sport England is an organisation committed to creating opportunities for people to start in sport, stay in sport and succeed in sport. Sport England is responsible for delivering the Government's sporting objectives and believes sport has the power to change people's lives. Sport England works hard to make England more active. Sport England encourages people to get involved with sport and physical activity, distribute funding and invest in a range of sporting projects, and influence decision makers and public opinion on sport.

It's time to prove it

Anecdotes are no longer enough. If sport is to achieve everything being asked of it ? improvements in health and education, reductions in anti-social behaviour and crime, more cohesive communities and inclusive societies ? it needs evidence. Find out how and why Sport England is committed to building on and improving the evidence base for sport, making it robust, accessible and effective