The #GetYourKitOn campaign is led by the sports sector and supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance which has been created to highlight the value of grassroots sport to the nation, ahead of the Spending Review of 25 November.
Whilst we know that we live in tough financial times and it is widely expected that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport will, like many departments, receive cuts of up to 40% to their budget, we all know that cuts of this size would have a devastating impact upon the level of investment into grassroots sport.
Yet recent polling, commissioned by the Alliance, shows that 79% of people feel the Government should do more to support grassroots sport, and 75% agree that grassroots sport should receive more funding from the Government.
So this is why the Alliance, along with sports organisations across the country, is encouraging as many people as possible to #GetYourKitOn and tell George Osborne how much they value grassroots sport before the Spending Review. As part of the campaign, supporters are being asked to visit www.GetYourKitOn.team and post a message directly to the Chancellor.