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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
What are the main issues in the mayoral election for the Liverpool City Region and what does the campaign tell us about the future of devolution and the role of the new mayors?
Beyond 2000: A Role for Public Libraries in Scotland, the rest of the UK, and Ireland in the 21st Century
Using public library closures in regions across the UK and Ireland as a backdrop, this paper assesses the current state of the public library system, analyses the impact reduced funding streams has had on public libraries and what both central and local government can do to remedy this situation.