£1.5m of Sport England money to be invested in improving mental health

Sport is to be used in a £2 million programme to try and help 75,000 people suffering from mental health problems. Help to join mainstream sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport is to be offered to people suffering from various conditions – such as depression and anxiety. Support groups, [...]

Schools urged to use PE cash to help obese pupils

Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted. For more information click here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29661840

Rowing Foundation

The Rowing Foundation (that’s boats, not shouting at each other) aims  to promote the participation in rowing of young people, and the disabled of all ages. Grants of £500-£2,000 are available to help organisations and clubs who are  affiliated to British Rowing and who are unasble to apply for Sport England funding. Deadline 10th November 2014 [...]

New Government plan to get more people cycling

The Government has outlined draft plans to double cycling by 2025 and to explore how further funding can be generated for cycle schemes across England. The Government’s vision is that cycling, alongside walking, will become the natural choice for shorter journeys, regardless of age, gender, fitness or socio-economics – beginning with encouraging children to walk [...]