As well as being a great source of enjoyment, sport and physical activity has proven benefits to physical and mental well-being, educational attainment, social cohesion and economic development (sport for social good). However, 28% of the population are sedentary, only 57% meet the recommended Government guidelines and several demographic groups have activity levels well below the national average (further reading). The Sport Sector has been challenged to be much bolder in harnessing the potential of sport for social good and making a meaningful impact on improving people's lives.
Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity
Goals by 2020:
- Get 500,000 more adults regularly participating in sport
- Reduce the number of adults that are inactive by 250,000
- Get 1 million young people more active
What is the CSP Network:
The CSP Network is a nationwide network of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity. Collectively CSPs employ 735 staff and have a turnover of over £60 million. All CSPs provide a consistent set of high quality services, in collaboration with partners, which we apply to produce a diverse range of high impact solutions designed to meet local need.
What We Do:
National Reach: Local Impact:
Getting the nation active by delivering or commissioning high impact national and local programmes designed to meet customer needs.
Using the power of sport and physical activity for social good – improving the physical health, mental health, individual development, social and community development and economic development of the nation.
Developing a high quality, diverse workforce (clubs, coaches, volunteers and professional workforce) and supporting them to deliver inspiring activities that are accessible to all.
Co-ordinating the effective delivery of local sport and physical activity by brokering relationships and influencing stakeholders.
Insight and Influence:
Understanding the needs of the local area to influence and guide decisions to maximise investment into sport and physical activity.
Awareness and Advocacy:
Raising the profile of sport and physical activity through innovative local and national promotional campaigns.