Sport England Local Delivery Pilot

Sport England Local Delivery pilot

Doncaster has been working resolutely 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.

Our vision for this work 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

Phase one of Doncaster's approach to the Local Delivery Pilot includes the following elements

  • Recruitment of a team to deliver the outcomes of the LDP
  • Mapping the Whole Physical Activity System
  • Insight work with our communities
  • Evaluation of the process since the Sport England site visits in September 2017

LDP Team

Name: Jodie Bridger

Role: Local Delivery Pilot Programme Manager

Contact: Jodie.Bridger@doncaster.gov.uk / 01302 736631

About: Jodie leads the coordination of the Local Delivery Pilotdevelopment and implementation plan, supporting Sport England's Local Contact Manager, Get Doncaster Moving Business Change Managers and GDM partners. Jodie is the lead contact for any enquiries relating to the programme.

Name: Simon Noble

Role: Physical Activity Analyst

About: Simon works for Doncaster Council within the Strategy and Performance Unit, but is based within the Get Doncaster Moving team three days per week. Simon supports data analysis, research and local evidence collation; supporting the development of the local evaluation framework.

Name: Clare Henry

Role: Get Doncaster Moving Business Change Manager

About: Clare is a Public Health Specialist within Public Health at Doncaster Council. She is a strategic lead for Get Doncaster Moving and the Local Delivery Pilot

Name: Andy Maddox

Role: Get Doncaster Moving Business Change Manager

About: Andy manages Leisure Services at Doncaster council, and is a strategic lead for Get Doncaster Moving and the Local Delivery Pilot.

Mapping of the whole Physical Activity System

Cavill Associates have been commissioned to support Doncaster to take a 'systems approach' to promoting physical activity across the Borough. They have started to facilitate work that explores the nature of systems thinking and what this means for Doncaster. This process and will take the first steps towards producing a map of the local physical activity system, to help future planning.

Insight Work with Communities

The social and economic impact of events

Leeds Beckett University conducted a social impact assessment and have provided recommendations to maximise the local benefits from the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster. The insight will inform future legacy planning for the Tour de Yorkshire and other major, large-scale sports events; aimed at creating long-lasting socio-economic and cultural changes.

The research also explored how the Doncaster delivery partners can avoid the "Wimbledon effect"/decay curve following the event, and the extent that people inspired by the event maintain behaviour change and increased physical activity in the longer term.

Desktop evidence review

Sheffield Hallam University completed a desktop evidence review that focuses on the role of community involvement and development to reduce barriers to participation in physical activity.

The evidence review will be used to support a logic model or overall theory of change to support the insight work; understanding resident's attitudes and motivations. This will then be utilised to develop co-created solutions with our communities in relation to inactivity.

Surveys, insight, co-design and co-production with communities

We have commissioned the Centre for behavioural Science and Applied Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University to work with our communities, understand people's everyday experiences and understand the factors that influence behaviour. This work will take part across three phases; surveys, insight and coproduction/co-design of opportunities.

1) Surveys – Qa Research will survey over 1,000 households from 12th November until 9th December 2018. The surveys will help us to check that our desk-based data collection is accurate, and reflects the priority groups (people on low incomes and children & families). The results will also help us to understand local priorities, motivations, behaviours and aspirations of people who live within our identified communities. The surveys will take place in the following areas that have been chosen because our data sources tell us that they have the highest inactivity levels in the Borough:

  • Balby
  • Carcroft
  • Denaby
  • Edlington
  • Intake
  • Stainforth
  • Wheatley

2) Insight – We will build capacity within our communities by recruiting and training a minimum of 20 community explorers, who will be reflective of the local place. They will engage with residents through face-to-face conversations, focus groups and events; ensuring that all views of the local community are represented.

The community explorers will become physical activity champions; providing an avenue for future consultation on the evolution of our approach to tackling inactivity. The information from this stage will provide insight into resident's motivations and will provoke a change in culture of how we address inactivity.

3) Co-design and co-production – Interventions, services and opportunities will be co-designed with the communities; in the form of workshops led by the community explorers.

Evaluation of the process

The process evaluation is based on interviews from nine people in Doncaster, alongside the Sport England personnel who has been linked with Doncaster since January 2018. A series of interviews were led by a facilitator and a graphic illustrator, who drew the comments and feelings expressed during the sessions; most of which lasted 30-45 minutes.

After the interviews, the graphic illustrator has produced a 'storybook' under the common themes, and this and be used alongside a short written report

Frequently asked questions

Useful documents