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.
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.
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.
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.
£200,000 of Tackling Inequalities funding helps partners support communities hardest hit by pandemic
London Sport has distributed almost £200,000 of Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Funding to 20 organisations across the capital; Specialist Advisor Physical Activity for Health Barry Kelly explains more.
Big year for urban sport as covid-19 provides opportunity for creativity
London Sport's Urban Sport Officer Abby West looks ahead to a big year for Urban Sport in London and Tokyo, and the growth in interest sparked by the restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Couch to Fitness reaches landmark 100,000 sign-ups
The surge in at-home physical activity during 2020 shows no sign of abating in the current national lockdown as the Couch to Fitness programme, created by Our Parks with London Sport, went past 100,000 users today.
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.
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.
Couch to Fitness campaign working alongside This Girl Can shows influence of peer-to-peer support
A supplementary Couch to Fitness digital marketing campaign working alongside Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to target women from lower socio-economic groups has shown the importance of peer-to-peer support.
London Sport, Our Parks and Sport England join forces to support community activity through Couch to Fitness programme
A collaboration between London Sport and Our Parks supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England’s £20m Tackling Inequalities Fund has provided new evidence of the ability of Facebook advertising to engage local communities and support them to be more active.