17 July, 2018

Love Sport: An evaluation of Sanctuary Group’s sport and physical activity programme

The benefits of physical activity for health, wellbeing and individual and social development are well documented and increasingly recognised by policy makers and funding bodies across different sectors including government, health and housing. For housing providers, the delivery of community programmes involving physical activity are becoming more widespread due to the benefits these activities can have in supporting the development of residents and communities and contributing towards numerous individual, social, economic and health outcomes. Recognising these benefits, Sanctuary, in partnership with Sport England, established Love Sport, a programme that encompasses a variety of activities delivered by numerous delivery partners and is intended to get more people engaged in sport and physical activity.

Key findings

689 participants, including male and female participants of different ages who travelled a range of distances to attend activities. On average, these participants attended 50% of scheduled activity sessions.

After participating in the Love Sport programme:

When looking specifically at social impact generated by the Love Sport programme:

Key learning

The evaluation highlights key recommendations that should be considered by housing providers when designing and implementing community investment programmes, particularly those with the engagement of people in physical activity at its core:

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Love Sport: An evaluation of Sanctuary Group’s sport and physical activity programme

PUBLISHED: July 2018

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