Leaders from more than 150 bodies wrote to the Prime Minister in September asking him to provide ringfenced funding for the recovery of the sport and activity sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation. There has so far been total inaction from the Government on this issue and neither the Prime Minister, nor any of his Cabinet, have as yet responded to this letter
We would be delighted if you could get as many of your teams, volunteers, customers and wider stakeholders to sign this to continue to put pressure on Government to debate this.
Using the campaign hashtag #SaveOurSports, the group requests a support package which:
- Creates a Sports Recovery Fund to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t lead to a lost generation of sport and activity
- Extends the VAT reduction that has been applied to the culture and hospitality sectors to the sport and physical activity sector
- Maximise access, in a safe way, to sport and physical activity during any local lockdowns or additional national restrictions
To support both of these, we have created a FREE digital toolkit which provides a huge amount of supporting evidence, including template comms to promote the petition and a supporting document to help you structure your response to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry. It also includes banners, infographics and social cards to help with your comms for #SaveOurSports.