As part of Sport England’s commitment to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the organisation is investing £2m of National Lottery funds to help the 450 School Games Organisers reach 19,000 schools across the country.
The School Games will be delivering the United by Birmingham 2022’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of young people, using inspiration from this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
Each organiser will use local data and insight to identify the inequalities faced by young people and ensure those who need it most, get help to be active. The Active Lives Survey data shows there were 94,000 fewer active children and young people in the last academic year prior to the pandemic. It also shows the young people from less affluent families were the least active.
Source: Sport England