Sport England provide grassroots sport with a £12m ‘boost’

People playing footballSport England last month gave grassroots sport with a further funding boost, awarding over £12 million to organisations that help more people to become active.

The funding will be shared between 7 specialist sports organisations, known as Sport England’s National Partners, between 2015 and 2017.

The investment aims to support sport governing bodies in equality and diversity, coaching, talent, workforce development and safeguarding children.

The seven organisations benefiting from the boost will be: Child Protection Unit in Sport, The English Federation of Disability Sport, Sports Coach UK, SkillsActive UK, Sporting Equals, SportsAid and Women In Sport.

These organisations work with sport governing bodies to advise on their areas of expertise, helping sports to recognise and overcome a variety of issues.

Commenting on the funding boost, Nick Bitel, Sport England’s Chair said: “Investing in our National Partners enables sports’ national governing bodies and other partners to receive bespoke support to help them offer more opportunities and meet their targets to get more people playing sport more often.”

“We are confident that these investments can add real value to sport.”

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