In 2014, London’s Blueprint for a Physically Active City was launched by a group for organisations who strive for a thriving London. With the support of Sport England, London Councils and the Mayor of London, London Sport was created to help physical activity and sport to work better in London. It was then, that we set the vision for London to become the world’s most physically active city.
While a brand-new organisation, London Sport’s foundations were set by the five former Pro-Actives for Sport in London. Forming one organisation for physical activity and sport in London created strategic efficiencies, a stronger voice and more investment into grassroots sport, with over £2,000,000 redistributed during 2015 and 2016 alone.
A solid start followed by building on strong foundations
In 2016, we had already made a solid start towards achieving our bold ambitions, as outlined in our London Sport 2015-2016 Review: A Solid Start. From the pioneering ClubWorks programme in association with the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority, to creating the first ever Sports Funders in London Forum, right through to launching the our ground-breaking digital tools, the Data and Insight Portal and Funding Search Tool.
Our 2016-2017 Review: Building on Strong Foundations highlighted further progress with over 200,000 Londoners more physically active than when London Sport was formed in 2014. 2016-17 saw the release of the first London and Borough physical activity and sport profiles, plans for London’s first sport technology incubator, our #LDNMovesMe campaign and £2.8 million invested into grassroots club support and development programmes, providing even stronger foundations towards us achieving our vision.
Why we are here
We are here to help physical activity and sport to work better in London, for London to thrive. Our vision, target and mission are game-changing and point to a happier, healthier, more prosperous future for London.