Living Sport, with significant funding support through the Sport Lottery from Sport England delivers against a core specification, the focus of which is to support National Governing Bodies of Sport to deliver their plans locally to increase participation in sport. Additional Sport England funding enables the delivery of Olympic legacy programmes for children & young people and coaching and volunteering projects.
Living Sport played a significant role in the 2012 agenda, administering GOLD, the local coordinating group working to achieve the best local Legacy from the hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics in London; more recently the Legacy from the hosting of the third stage of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Cambridge, and now the Legacy from the Tour of Cambridgeshire in its first year in June 2015
To extend our reach and impact Living Sport has strong and established partnerships with those central to the delivery of sport across the county. This include the School Sports Partnerships, Local Authority Sports Development Teams and an increasing number of National Governing Bodies of Sport including their local associations and member Clubs. Living Sport has also made good progress engaging with a wide range of non-sport agencies such as the community and voluntary sector and health partners, such as the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Public Health teams.
A broad partnership base reflects Living Sport’s ambitions to create more informal opportunities to participate in sport, by offering a broader range of activities and exploring new types of delivery. Wider partnership engagement has proved particularly important to the successful engagement of harder to reach communities – in 2014 with funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership engagement with young people not in education employment or training including many who had served short term custodial sentences.
Full details of all our projects and programmes can be found here.