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The Sport and Physical Activity Partnership for London

Places People Play

Places People Play

Places People Play will be delivered by Sport England, in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark.

It will bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities, encouraging more people to get involved in sport. Below is a summary of the key themes but for more in-depth information CLICK HERE


Inspired Facilities
– modernise, extend or modify current community facilities. £50 million will be invested in up to 1,000 sport facilities; launching in February 2011.

Protecting Playing Fields
- improving pitches and bringing disused playing fields back into use. £10 million is being invested; launching early 2011.

Iconic Facilities - create local beacons for grassroots sport by supporting innovative large scale multi-sport facilities. £30 million is being invested in this programme.



Sports Leaders – recruit, train and deploy 40,000 sports leaders across the country. £2 million is being invested; launching April 2011.

Club Leaders - achieve a strong sporting network by assisting clubs to adopt a fresh and modern response to the wide ranging challenges which affect the business aspects of club management. Support sports clubs to meet these challenges which will help to create a robust,economically sustainable and enterprising community sports club network.


Gold Challenge - a call to action for those looking to challenge themselves through the pursuit of new sporting experiences while raising money for charity. Entirely self funding with £4 million investment to support the increased demand on the sport delivery system. Launching on 24th November 2010 and running until 31st December 2012.

Sportivate – providing attractive sporting opportunities for teenagers and young adults aged 14 – 25 years through six week taster sessions linked to a sustainable exit route. £32 million being invested; launching in April 2011 for four years.