Sport England Research Bulletin

The Local Sport Profile tool has been developed to help local authorities in England to generate a sporting profile for their area in the form of charts and tables to illustrate sporting participation and provision. This data is fundamental to local authorities and other partners involved in developing and delivering sporting opportunities in their communities. 'Small area estimate' maps of participation have also recently been published which show how sports participation may vary within a local authority area.

Three new case studies have been added to Sport England's market segmentation tool, highlighting how the data has been used in practical ways to help develop marketing strategies and to increase participaion.

Sport England is working with the Arts Council, English Heritage and the DCMS on a short communications campaign to promote the Culture and Sport Evidence CASE programme. The objective is to promote CASE's research findings and resources so that CASE outputs become more embedded in the work of researchers and policy makers in both central and local government as well as within the higher education sector. Find out more here.

The Value of Sport Monitor has been updated with ten new entries, including an International Olympic Committee consensus statement on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport (2011). The summaries for some of the key themes have also been updated.

Places People Play is a £135m initiative designed to bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic Games and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities.