Leaders from more than one hundred and fifty sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to provide emergency funding for the recovery of the sports and activity sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation.
The letter highlights the contribution of the sports and physical activity sector to society, fuelled by a combined workforce of more than 600,000 people.
The coalition requests an urgent support package from the Government, as has been provided to other sectors, which will enable the sport and activity sector to continue to provide programmes and facilities that address the health inequalities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and support the NHS by improving health outcomes.
It calls for a “Sports Recovery Fund” to be delivered, as part of the Better Health campaign.
To view the letter to the Prime Minister click here: Letter to PM