Sport England creates opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play sport in every community.In June 2008 we launched a new strategy to help community sport make the most of the unparalleled opportunities presented by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are committed to the following:Our targetsWe want to create a vibrant sporting culture and we have set ourselves specific and measurable targets to achieve by 2013:One million people taking part in more sport More children and young people taking part in sport for five hours every week More people satisfied with their sporting experience 25% fewer 16-18 year olds dropping out of five sports Improved talent development in 25 sports.Our outcomesWe want to achieve three outcomes for sport:GrowApproximately 15% of our investment will focus on getting one million people taking part in more sport, and our contribution to the Government’s five hour sports offer SustainApproximately 60% of our investment will focus on sustaining participation by improving the quality of sport, and by reducing the number of young people who stop taking part ExcelApproximately 25% of our investment will focus on developing systems and pathways to nurture talented sports people.Our partnersWe work with a range of partners, including:The Youth Sport Trust, to increase sporting opportunities for children and young people UK Sport, to ensure that talent systems link seamlessly from grassroots to elite National governing bodies of sport, whose plans contribute towards the achievement of our outcomes Local authorities, the main providers of local facilities and opportunities County sports partnerships, which we will administer and fund at the national level Equality partners, to ensure we reach every community Clubs, coaches and volunteers.Working with the commercial sectorSport England is looking to work with commercial partners to raise £50million to go towards reaching their target of getting 1 million people doing more sport.
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