This section brings together documents to help you understand different audiences, evidences how sport and physical activity contributes to communities and provides useful information to help you show the evidence base for sport and physical activity.

Understanding your audience

A number of resources have been produced to help understand different audiences and how to engage them in sport and physical activity.

National Strategies

There are a number of key strategic documents which relate to sport and physical activity.  These are listed below:

Useful reading

The documents below contain some useful facts and figures about sport and physical activity which may help when you are building the case for investment in sport and physical activity.

Contribution to communities

If you need to evidence how sport and physical activity contributes to communities on a wide range of issues, the documents and weblinks below will help to do this. There is information on the economic costs of inactivity, how sport benefits individuals in society, contribution to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, community cohesion, lifelong learning, and much more.

Research and evidence

This section signposts to research and review of evidence documents to help you take an evidenced based approach to your work. The Sport England review of evidence document is particularly useful to read.

Guidance documents

National guidance documents have been produced for a number of age ranges.  These are listed below: