Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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Sport England: Tackling inactivity and economic disadvantage funding

The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage investment fund is open to organisations working with individuals from lower socio-economic groups wanting to use physical activity to improve lives and support positive change. This briefing will be of interest to local authority sports, leisure and public health commissioners, and community sport organisations.

England & Wales Briefing
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Past, present and future – heritage and a sense of place

In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and strengthen its identity and the sense of place of its residents.

Scotland Briefing
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Past, present and future – heritage and a sense of place

In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy, but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and to strengthen the sense of place of its residents. This is what this briefing attempts to do.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Place Matters

What is a sense of place and why should it matter to every local authority and how can councils foster a positive sense of place? This briefing provides an introduction to a future series of briefings exploring place and planning, wellbeing, the arts, engagement, regeneration and new places.

England & Wales Briefing
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Sporting Future: First Annual Report and Sport England’s investment programmes for tackling inactivity.

The first annual report of the government’s sports strategy Sporting Future shows that 25 per cent of adults are inactive, providing the baseline for Sport England’s delivery framework and investment programmes for tackling inactivity, including details of the second round of its inactivity fund Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage.

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National Citizen Service Act 2017

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15 to 17-year olds which gives youngsters the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop skills and give back to their local communities. The National Citizen Service Act 2017 puts the NCS on a statutory footing. This Briefing looks at…

England & Wales Briefing
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Redefining Neighbourhoods – an APSE/NPI report

What is the scale of spending reductions to ‘neighbourhood’ services such as environmental protection and planning? The APSE report analyses spending and how this has varied, considering it within the context of wider trends in funding. We summarise and comment on the report in this briefing.

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Viewpoint: Run together

Carol Grant finds lessons in the Parkrun story about the value of investing time and effort into collaborative relationships and the success that can be achieved when different partners focus on working well together.

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