Active Lives: Community ensures figures on activity levels are brighter than we feared
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach looks at how the capital's communities are the hidden treasure within the sport and physical activity and why London Sport works so closely with them.
Schools receive up to £10,000 to increase access to sports facilities this summer
Children in 23 boroughs will have increased access to physical activity and sport throughout this Olympic summer and the new school year thanks to nearly £800,000 of London Sport investment.
Q&A with London Sport Awards judge Viveen Taylor
London Sport speak to Director of DEI and London Sport Awards judge Viveen Taylor about including DEI across all nominations and why she’s particularly excited to see submissions for The Uniting London Award.
Active London conference returns as online event in September
Active London – the largest conference wholly dedicated to the physical activity and sport sector in London – will return on the 21 and 22 September 2021 as an online event.
Nominate your grassroots sport and physical activity heroes in the London Sport Awards 2021
The search is on for the heroes within London’s grassroots physical activity and sport sector. It’s time to say thank you to London’s heroes from the grassroots physical activity and sport sector as the London Sport Awards returns to recognise and celebrate the efforts of volunteers, physical activity providers and sports organisations.
Safe and familiar school facilities can play major role in getting young people more active
Strategic Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how opening up school facilities can play a major role in getting London's young people active post-pandemic and the data behind London Sport's funding priorities.
5,000 Londoners got active for RED January raising nearly £25,000 in the process
A dedicated community of 5,000 Londoners who completed the nationwide physical and mental health campaign RED January at the start of the year have raised almost £25,000 for charity Sport in Mind.
New Active Lives data shows impact of covid-19 on Londoners’ activity levels
Sport England’s latest Active Lives Survey shows the impact of the first eight months of coronavirus on Londoners’ activity levels.
Lessons from the pandemic will make London Sport Consultancy services more relevant and higher quality
Business Development Manager Jennie Rivett looks at how London Sport's consultancy services have adapted to support the sector throughout the pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead for sport and physical activity in 2021.
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore welcomes return of sport and physical activity
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore has welcomed the reopening of outdoor sports facilities and the resumption of organised outdoor sport after covid-19 lockdown.
Build back stronger to create a physical activity habit for life
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the work being done to reduce the slide in children's activity levels and our plans for the next 12 months to reverse this concerning trend created by the pandemic.
Nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed to support young people
London Sport will distribute nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding over the coming months as we continue efforts to support children and young people to be more active.
Sharp decline in children's activity levels across London due to covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has caused a sharp decline in the amount of activity and exercise done by children and young people in London, according to new data released today (14 January) by Sport England.
London Sport staff get behind RED January 2021 as it comes at a critical time
London Sport staff reflect on their previous experiences of RED January, and why now more than ever, it is important to take part this year.
2020 Review of the Year
The year 2020 will be one to remember. There have been challenge but also, positives. At London Sport, we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital's grassroots physical activity and sport sector unite to keep Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s memorable moments for 2020.
Collaboration and creative thinking have been vital to our project team's successes
Lawrence Roots, a member of London Sport's Satellite Clubs project team, looks at how our organisational values around collaboration, improvement and creativity helped support organisations working with young people thrive during a tricky year.
London Sport supports young people with digital activities through November lockdown
Young people across London were supported through November’s lockdown with a variety of online techniques as London Sport continues to support community groups adjust to the pandemic.
Outcomes from Major Sports Engagement Fund bring meaningful benefits for London's communities
The Mayor's Major Sports Engagement Fund saw more than 2,500 people supported from a range of diverse communities across London, and more than £150,000 invested directly into community programmes for Londoners.
Sector's hard work to support disabled people during pandemic must continue apace
Specialist Advisor for Disability Alex Gibbons looks at how Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund and Activity Alliance's 'GOGA' programme have supported people with disabilities during the pandemic and how more needs to be done to close the growing inequalities.
How our digital marketing expertise has taken huge strides forward in 2020
London Sport's Digital Marketing Lead Chris Norfield takes you behind the scenes of our recent Digital Marketing work with Sport England and Our Parks as he reflects on a busy few months of supporting specific audiences on taking that first step towards a more active lifestyle.