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Place Partnerships expanded to help those in greatest need

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Sport England have announced a major and unprecedented expansion of their investment into local communities across England to ensure those in greatest need are able to be physically active.

Sport England are extending theirPlace Partnerships work to help more people to be physically active by breaking down the barriers that get in the way.  

Tim Hollingsworth, their chief executive, joined Sports Minister Stuart Andrew at Waterside Leisure Centre on Canvey Island – one of the places that will benefit from their new approach – to announce an overall package worth £250 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding that builds directly on the learning generated by their local delivery pilots since 2017.

This new way of working directly supports the Government’s recent Get Active strategy, which set ambitious targets of getting 2.5m more adults and one million more children active by 2030 to tackle the disparities in activity levels across society.