The Government’s new Sport Strategy and the opportunity for housing

Exploring how the housing sector can play a critical role in the delivery of the 'Sporting Future' Government strategy.

In December 2015 the government released its new sports strategy: ‘Sporting Future: a New Strategy for an Active Nation’. With a significant policy shift towards a focus on the benefits that sport and physical activity can bring to individuals and communities, away from just participation, the strategy presents a number of opportunities for housing associations.

The wider benefits of sport and physical activity, around health, employment, engagement, and social value are all well know to housing associations. And reaching out to the most excluded, older people and poorer communities will be a key aim of funding from Sport England. This event held together with StreetGames, will explore how housing can play a critical role in the delivery of the strategy and position housing associations as key local partners worthy of investment. 

This workshop aims to discuss how we can position Housing Associations as organisations worthy of investment; with the right connections with local communities to positively influence sport and physical activity levels and to secure mutual benefits including improved physical and mental wellbeing, individual development such as increased employability and social and community impact such as reduced anti-social behaviour and greater levels of social trust.

This event is for housing professionals working with or aiming to work with community-led sports projects.

The session is delivered in partnership with Street Games.

Monday 21st March 2016 - 13:30 to 16:30
Event price

Free for housing providers