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Following the release of the Governments 'Sporting Future: a new Strategy for an Active Nation' at the end of 2015 Sport England (SE) have been doing a lot of detailed work and released their own strategy earlier this year 'Towards an Active Nation'.

Recently we are starting to see a number of announcements regarding programmes, toolkits and funding connected to these strategies that demonstrate how you can help them deliver their strategy and create a more active Cornwall.

For more information on these recent announcements please see the headings and links below:

Helping the Active Stay Active When Life Changes
Almost 15 million people in England regularly get active, but we know we can't take their activity habits for granted . Major changes in a person's life - like a serious injury or illness, moving house, starting a new job, having a baby or retiring - can get in the way of that active habit. That's why we'll be investing up to £10 million on supporting those who are regularly active, sport's core market, to help them stay active.

 

Families Fund
Find out about our investment into projects that offer new opportunities for families with children to get active and play sport together. There are nearly seven million children aged between five and 15 in England, and around a third of people in England live in a household with at least one child aged 5-15. We want everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity - and we need a sport sector that welcomes everyone, meets their needs, treats them as individuals and values them as customers.

 

Community Asset Fund
Our Community Asset Fund is our new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community. Whether it's the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person's sport and activity experience - and likelihood of coming back.

 

Funding for volunteering
For some, it's about giving something back to their community or making a difference to the people around them. For others, it's a chance to develop new skills, gain experience or make new friends. In many cases, it's both.  But there are many people who may never have considered the idea of volunteering. We want to change that.

 

Funding for the Core Market
There are two things that Sport England want to achieve in the core market and with this fund - Keeping people active through life changes & Helping to support the people who drop out more than others.

 

Active Lives Survey - The Results
New figures for participation in sport and physical activity were released on 25th January from Sport England's new Active Lives Survey, giving new insight into how people get active across the nation, and show Cornwall and the IOS as the 3rd most active area.

 

Coaching Plan For England
Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England aims to shake up the way we think about and deliver coaching. A warm welcome, jargon-free communication and a relaxed environment are all part of our new plan to bring the benefits of good coaching to everybody.

 

Volunteering Strategy
SE's new volunteering strategy, Volunteering in an Active Nation, accompanied by a number of new funding opportunities, puts the experience of the volunteer and a drive to increase diversity at the heart of efforts to support volunteers. After all, without them most community sport simply wouldn't happen.

 

New Funding Opportunities
Through the above link SE explain when funding will become available and when you can download detailed information about how you can apply for funding or other advice and help. They have organised it by investment funds, so you know where to look in their strategy for more information.

 

Code for Sports Governance
Organisations seeking public funding for sport and physical activity must meet new gold standards of governance. A new Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.

 

Asset Transfer Toolkit
This toolkit is intended to be the first point of information on community asset transfer from a sports perspective. It is for community and voluntary sector groups (including community sports organisations), local authorities, national governing bodies, county sports partnerships, and other sport partners.

 

Active Lives
Like its predecessor the Active People Survey, it will measure the number of people aged 14 and over taking part in sport. Leading research company IPSOS-MORI carry out the survey for Sport England which will release its first set of data in January 2017.