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The government's wide-ranging sports strategy covers several bases within its 82-pages, from funding guidelines to defined outcomes. Sports Management strips the key information from the report.

• The sport strategy is targeting five outcomes which each sports organisation, public or private sector, will be measured against: physical wellbeing; mental wellbeing; individual development; social and community development; economic development.

Government funding will go toward organisations which can “best demonstrate that they will deliver some or all of the five outcomes”.

• Those investing public money in sport and physical activity will develop a common appraisal for investments and proposals based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) related to the five above target outcomes.

• Geographic areas identified as “physically inactive” will be able to bid for Sport England resources to develop and implement physical activity strategies. Sport England will set out how it plans to deliver the strategy in 2016.

• Specific funding will be set aside to tackle physical inactivity and Sport England has a new brief to invest in physical activity for those aged five and over, as opposed to its previous obligation of improving participation among those aged 14+.

• The government will commission an independent review of on the role played by County Sports Partnerships (CSP) considering the impact of local government devolution deals. The review will be completed in autumn 2016.

• The Sports Cabinet will be re-established, bringing together the sports ministers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will meet once a year to discuss sport and physical activity issues.

• All organisations that receive funding from Sport England will make data publicly available.

• Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Department of Health (DH) will work with NHS and other organisations to promote sport and physical activity into care pathways.

• The government will create a working group to advise on ensuring no child leaves school unable to meet a minimum swimming standard, including disabled children and those with special needs.

• Sports Grounds Safety Authority will take a more formal role in helping sports grounds reach required standard of accessibility.

• UK Sport and Sport England will agree a memorandum of understanding on working together on talent and objective metrics by the end of 2016.

• UK Sport will, working with the Home Nations’ Sports Councils, the UK Government and the devolved administrations, develop a UK-wide strategy for so-called ‘mega-events’ where financially viable, by September 2016.

• Sport England and UK Sport will set targets for organisations to reduce the percentage of income they receive from a single public sector source. The pair will also implement efficiencies outlined by this year’s triennial review.

• Sport England, together with CIMSPA, will develop a workforce strategy in 2016 with a clear skills framework for the sport and physical activity sector. Sport England will also undertake a benchmarking initiative in the form of a Sport Workforce People Survey which will be a KPI when analysing sector responsibility.

• Sport England will develop a new Sports Leadership Scheme as part of its new workforce strategy, to provide high quality professional development for future leaders in sport (at both national and community level).

• Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will chair a Working Group on a Duty of Care for participants in sport. Terms of reference will be agreed by early 2016.

To see the full Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation report, click here.

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The government's wide-ranging sports strategy covers several bases within its 84-pages, from funding guidelines to defined outcomes. Sports Management strips the key information from the report.

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