Sport England

Sport England is one of Cerebral Palsy Sports key partners. They work to get more people in England playing sport regularly and to develop sporting talent.

Their vision is that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.

Sport England fund our Start and Stay Active programme (2017-2020) for more information click here 

What they do:

  • Provide funding to 46 National Governing Bodies  (NGBs) to increase participation in their sports, and helping them to raise commercial funding and  in-kind support for their activities
  • Grant funding projects in educational settings, including supporting extra-curricular sport in individual schools, competition between schools through the School Games and sport in colleges and universities
  • Provide on-going funding and project funding to local organisations (for example county sports partnerships and sports clubs) to increase and improve people’s opportunities to participate
  • Supporting local authorities to develop effective strategies and delivery plans for sport in their areas, including through piloting approaches in individual cities which can be replicated elsewhere
  • Provide expertise and funding for representatives organisations and for projects to enable and encourage people who are less likely to play sport to do so, particularly disabled people and women
  • Working with some organisations whose main business is not sport to encourage them to add opportunities to participate in sport to the activities they normally offer
  • Provide capital funding to NGBs, local authorities, education organisations and sports clubs to create and redevelop sports facilities and provide sporting equipment
  • Provide funding and expertise to expand and develop the community sports workforce, including administrators and coaches
  • Encourage and advising schools on opening their sports facilities to their local communities

Identifying and developing talent and supporting individuals and teams 

  • Providing funding and expertise to NGBs for coaching, clubs, competitions and support systems to find and develop talented individuals,  including from beyond the traditional settings for and groups who participate in particular sports
  • Providing on-going funding to specialist organisations that develop the coaches and administrators needed to develop talent and run high performance sport and provide financial support directly to athletes
  •  Owning and running (through subsidiary companies) four sport centres which include both elite and community facilities
  • Working jointly with UK Sport, providing capital funding to enhance a small number of training centres for elite sport
  • Supporting a limited number of sports to represent England at an elite level by:
    • providing funding to relevant NGBs for elite level netball, squash and women’s rugby
    • providing funding for England’s participation in the Commonwealth Games  including core funding for Commonwealth Games England , and in the year before each Commonwealth Games, short-term funding for talented athletes with medal prospects for England who do not represent Great Britain
  • To find out more about Sport England visit there website here