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Sport England invests a new £5 million drive to help tackle inactivity

October 23, 2014

Alongside Public Health England, Sport England want to drive a step change in the public’s health. Tackling inactivity is a key part of making this step change to reduce the burden of preventable death, disease and disability, and support people and their communities to achieve their potential.  

Aligned to their aspiration of getting more people participating in sport once a week Get Healthy, Get Active is focused on those who are Inactive as this is where they can make a significant contribution to reducing health inequalities and produce the greatest potential health benefit.

The Get Healthy, Get Active fund aims to:

• get more inactive people playing sport once a week for at least 30 minutes;  

• achieve a better understanding of sports contribution to improving public health and the prevention, treatment and management of long term conditions;  

• enable sport and physical activity to be regularly commissioned to meet a wider range of agendas but particularly focusing on reducing health and social care costs;  

• achieve a reduction in health inequalities  

Sport England is also interested in what needs to be done to ensure the recommendations of the Inactivity and Sport report are met as well as building upon the early learning documented in Get Healthy, Get Active – What We’ve Learnt So Far.  

Further information on how to apply can be found by reading the prospectus and attached FAQs.

They also have included two case studies from current Get Healthy, Get Active projects, which reflect how they have modelled and predicted their targets. You may find these helpful when developing your own applications.  

The online application portal for submitting a project for Get Healthy Get Active Funding will be available from mid/late-November 2014.  

They have created a version of the application form to give potential applicants a preview of the questions that will be part of the application process. It lists the questions and guidance that will be given on the online portal application form when it opens to aid you in planning your project.  Click here to download the form