We exist to make London a more physically active city. Physical activity and sport have the ability to change lives for the better and we want to utilise physical activity to help all Londoners live happier, healthier lives.
Our LDN Moving strategy is made up of six long-term goals which, when we achieve them, will make a fundamental difference to physical activity in London and to London itself.
They are not easy goals to achieve and making them happen will take time. However, success would be a game-changer for our city. We will put all our focus and our efforts as an organisation into creating real change through physical activity and sport.
To achieve our goals, our work is diverse. We work with a whole range of partner organisations, including local authorities, fellow charities and physical activity and sports clubs, across the capital to achieve success and a more active city.
The examples below can only give a very small glimpse into the work we have recently completed but, hopefully, begin to give you a better idea about what we do to try and ensure the Londoners are happy, healthy and physically active.
As part of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan, the Department for Education invested into a project to support schools to open their sports facilities. This allowed London Sport to distribute grants of up to £10,000 to schools to opening their sports facilities and broaden the offer of extra-curricular and out-of-school sporting and physical activities for pupils and the community.
We spoke to three schools to learn how your school facilities in the future:
The Tackling Inequalities Fund saw an additional £200k of investment into the capital’s community sport and physical activity sector, supporting local communities to start and remain active as society began to reopen following the covid-19 lockdown.
Where we invested:
Himanshu is improving his independence, social skills, physical health and mental health. Read the full case study, kindly provided by Saracens Foundation, below.
Engaging girls in Sutton
More than 1,000 youngsters in Sutton have been provided with impactful and meaningful cricket experiences thanks to the ECB’s Park Champions programme, supported by London Sport.
London Sport supported the ECB to find a non-traditional cricket space, suitable for their priority audience of school girls in Sutton.
As well as identifying a suitable location, London Sport also invited partners, including The Hundred and Dynamos Cricket, to support the planning and delivery of the schools event.
Satellite Clubs was a Sport England funded project focused on local physical activity and sport clubs designed around the needs of young people. London Sport distributed Satellite Clubs funding on behalf of Sport England.
London Sport conducted a review of our Satellite Club programme following the conclusion of funding. Since 2019, London Sport has utilised more than £1m investment to test new partnerships models and draw in additional resources to increase the impact of each project.
The first Sport Tech Hub Impact Report demonstrated that in the three years since its launch, start-ups supported by Sport Tech Hub have helped more than 130,000 Londoners access physical activity in the capital.
This project, funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Sport England, sought to identify the needs of service users, referral agencies and local physical activity providers, to improve the effective inclusion of physical activity within referral pathways. The report contains our methodology, key findings and recommendations and next steps.
Projects & Campaigns
This Girl Can Croydon was a place-based project led by Croydon Voluntary Action which worked with community organisations and groups across three target areas of the borough to reach women not already accessing activity.
Check out our video covering the project outcomes (right).