City of London to investigate how it can re-imagine sport and physical activity
The City of London Corporation is to investigate how it can re-imagine sport and physical activity within the Square Mile with the help of London Sport’s consultancy services.
Physical activity remains critical: Our response to new national restrictions
Helping people to get and remain active remains one of the most powerful things we can do to support our communities’ physical and mental health and their overall wellbeing. We will be there for Londoners when they need us.
Let’s talk and listen
Business Development Manager Jennie Rivett looks at the importance of listening to partners, communities and clients to provide targeted support as the government finalises plans for a second covid-19 lockdown to run throughout November.
Covid-19 has shown the benefits a less car-reliant London would see
In the second of two blogs from London Sport colleagues we’re publishing around Car Free Day on Sunday 20 September, Senior Insight Officer Josef Baines looks at the growing evidence-base for a less car-reliant city and the benefits it would bring.
Creating audience-centric, place-based projects to tackle inequalities of access to physical activity.
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach explains how insight and evidence has been informing the planning work conducted by London Sport as we look to invest £200,000 into London to tackle the inequalities exacerbated by the covid-19 crisis.
Shaping relevant and effective online solutions and campaigns after covid-19
Senior Insight Manager Daniel Stracey explains how our segmentation and qualitative covid-19 research has helped support the development of our online activity finder Get Active.
New project to address impact of covid-19 on physical activity levels for BAME and lower socio-economic groups
Efforts to address the impact of covid-19 on physical activity levels for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and lower socio-economic groups (LSEG) have been boosted with the announcement of a new project to be delivered by London Sport under commission from Sport England.
Build it back better, the inter-connectedness of all things
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach is back for part two of her Build It Back Better blogs looking at how connections made during the covid-19 lockdown can become the starting point of long-term, meaningful collaborations for the physical activity and sport sector.
#WeAreNotSpectators - Community sport groups' covid-19 support highlighted in new video campaign
Community sport groups' support to Londoners has been celebrated with the launch of a new video campaign, highlighting the power of sport in people's lives across the capital
Build it back better, it’s all about the individuals
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach looks at how learning from the sense of community, bespoke support and recognition of individual needs, developed in response to covid-19, can inform and educate the physical activity and sport sector as London slowly moves out of lockdown.
Challenging perspectives and inspiring fresh approaches using qualitative research
Senior Insight Manager Daniel Stracey looks at the importance of qualitative research and how, despite the covid-19 restrictions, it can play a key role in helping the physical activity and sport sector learn and improve its offer to inactive Londoners.
London Sport funding services to help organisations to survive and thrive post covid-19
London Sport has influenced an incredible £1.6m into the physical activity and sport sector in 2019/20, Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao looks at the success of recent covid-19 funds and how it's directly improving Londoners' lives.
Re-activating young Londoners by increasing access to school facilities
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at how broadening access to school's sport facilities could be a vital piece to the puzzle of re-activating our children following the period of lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.
The show will go on: Covid-19 presents us with exciting new event opportunities
At the beginning of March, 400 guests came together for the London Sport Awards. Two months later, the physical activity and sport sector, and the country, is in a very different place. Events Manager Rachel Rowe looks at the move from physical to digital events and the potential opportunities it presents.
What do you need? Helping the sector survive the covid-19 lockdown
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach explains how London Sport is adapting to the ongoing disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak and why we're working with the sector to ensure physical activity and sport is available now and goes from strength-to-strength in the future.
The return of community sport will be welcome – when the time is right
Chris Scott examines the arguments for re-starting sport from the bottom up, as proposed by Dr Brian McCloskey this week, and how the grassroots physical activity and sport sector can help Londoners post-lockdown.
Sport Tech Hub alumnus, Racefully, joins forces with England Athletics to support runners in lockdown
London’s Sport Tech community has continued to showcase its ability to provide a positive response to the covid-19 outbreak, with Sport Tech Hub alumnus Racefully joining forces with England Athletics to support 250,000 active runners.
House of Sport fostering sense of community and collaboration despite lockdown
House of Sport Comms Officer Ruth Martin explains how the team are working to deliver value for money and personal support to residents despite the restrictions of lockdown due to covid-19.
Covid-19 lockdown has brought physical activity to the forefront of people's minds
Despite the covid-19 uncertainty, there is hope to be found – perhaps nowhere more than in the ways that lockdown has brought fitness, physical activity and exercise to the forefront of people’s minds, and the global consensus on the critical role it has to play now and in the days to come.
London Sport and the Mayor of London’s Sport Team to launch 'Talking Covid-19 and Sport' series
In response to the covid-19 crisis, London Sport and the Mayor of London’s Sport Team will next week launch a new series of online seminars aimed at providing practical solutions to the challenges faced by the community physical activity and sport sector.