Sport England Local Delivery Pilot

Sport England Local Delivery pilot

Doncaster has been working hard on addressing physical inactivity. Our compelling vision for change has been recognised by Sport England and in December 2017 we were one of 12 areas awarded Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) status. This followed a competitive, 12 month application process.

This is a bold new approach for Sport England to build healthier, more active communities across England. Around £100 million of National Lottery funding will be invested across the projects in the 12 pilot scheme areas over four years, to create innovative solutions that make it easier for people in these communities to access sport and physical activity.

The LDP work forms an important strand of the implementation of the Get Doncaster Moving strategy, and will test and explore what it takes to secure population scale change in physical activity behaviour.

The aim of the LDP is... :

To utilise physical activity and sport to contribute to our inclusive economic growth ambitions and explore how it can support our residents to benefit from Doncaster's aspirations across all its communities.

We want our LDP to play its part in tackling inequalities by addressing inactivity in those communities who do not demonstrate patterns of regular participation.

Therefore we'll focus on:-

  • people on low incomes
  • children and families

There is lots going on and we'll keep adding to this page as we go along. Please give us a shout on what else would be useful for us to share so we can let you know about the learning we're experiencing throughout this exciting approach.

What we've done so far

We have taken time to understand the complex nature of inactivity in Doncaster. The first 12 months of the Pilot has been hugely important to lay the foundations for it. This has included robust stakeholder and community engagement and gathering baseline data and research so that we know our starting point. This has helped to make sure that we can properly learn from the pilot and it means that we can use the information gathered from residents to design the delivery phase of the programme. You can read about the LDP journey so far (Feb 2019) here:

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