Places People Play
Published on: 22nd July 2011
Places People Play is a £135m inititiative that will bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic Games and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities
It is being delveredby Sport England in partnership with the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association and with the support of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
We will transform the places where people play sport, making the benefits of London 2012 visible in cities, towns and villages across the country through:
- Iconic facilities - investing in regionally-signficant
multi-sport facilities that will represent best practice for the sector.
Find out more about Iconic Facilities
- Inspired Facilities - modernising and extending clubs and opening up local facilities for community sport.
Find out more about Inspired Facilities
- Protecting Playing Fields - protecting and improving hundreds of playing fields across the country, preserving high-quality spaces for local people to play and enjoy sport.
Find out more about Protecting Playing Fields
We will inspire people to make sport happen at the local level, embedding the Olympic and Paralympic values in grassroots sport, through:
- Sport Makers - recruiting, training and deploying 40,000 Sport Makers as the next generation of sports volunteers to organise and lead grassroots
Find out more about Sport Makers
We will create the sporting opportunities and challenges that give everyone the chance to become part of the mass participation legacy, through:
- Gold Challenge - An independent initiative that is motivating over 100,000 adults to test themselves in multiple Olympic and Paralympic sports, and in doing so raise millions of pounds for charity.
Find out more about Gold Challenge
- Sportivate - Providing opportunities for teenagers and young adults up to 25 years to receive six weeks of coaching in the sport of their choice and guiding them into regular participation.
Find out more about Sportivate
We are consulting disabled people and those who support them on how we can invest in tackling the barriers they face when they want to play sport and ensure that every element of the Places People Play programme works for disabled sports men and women too.
To help us shape Places People Play, we consulted members of the public on how National Lottery Funding can be used to support a mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.