Love Sport

A young lad enjoys a game of cricket through the Love Sport initiative.

Through our Love Sport initiative, we want to get communities to be passionate about sport and fitness.

Over the next five years, we’re encouraging residents in four of Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods around the country – Shiregreen in Sheffield, Torbay, Blacon in Chester and Cherwell - to get active and see the benefits of sport and fitness in their lives.

We’ll be working with local groups, partners and individuals to make sure that our activities are chosen by the community, for the community.

Sporting sessions across the country

In response to local opinion and preferences, there will be different activities taking place in each neighbourhood.

From sport and fitness sessions open to all and delivered by local partners, to hands-on support for residents to set up grassroots clubs, the programme has a range of opportunities to activate your community!

About Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. We will invest over £1 billion of National Lottery and Exchequer funding between 2012 and 2017 in organisations and projects that will:

  • Help more people have a sporting habit for life
  • Create more opportunities for young people to play sport
  • Nurture and develop talent
  • Provide the right facilities in the right places
  • Support local authorities and unlock local funding
  • Ensure real opportunities for communities

Sanctuary’s pledge

We have pledged £254,000 to Love Sport, which has been match funded by Sport England.

In the third year of the partnership we aim to encourage other housing providers to get on board and promote the benefits of an active lifestyle to even more residents across the country.

Find out more

A young boy throws a ball during a Love Sport session.

You can keep up to date with our latest Love Sport news by following us on Twitter @hellosanctuary 

Don’t forget to share your experience! If you’re taking part in one of our Love Sport sessions, why not tweet us a pic with #LoveSport.

For further information, please read our Love Sport news stories: