Sport England commits £250m for boosting activity in deprived areas

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  • Inactivity rates double in the poorest areas
  • Chief executive says inequality is ‘unfair’

Sport England will invest £250m over the next five years to help people in about 100 of the most socially deprived areas get more exercise, and address the “manifestly unfair gap” in opportunities between rich and poor communities.

The decision, which the funding body says is a “major and unprecedented expansion of its investment in local communities”, comes after new research showing inactivity rates are double in the most deprived areas.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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