About the Sport and Recreation Alliance

Who we are, what we do

The Sport and Recreation Alliance believes that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together. Together with our members and in partnership with the wider sector, we make the most of opportunities and tackle the areas that provide a challenge.

We provide advice, support and guidance to our members and the sector, who represent traditional governing bodies of games and sport, county sports partnerships, outdoor recreation, water pursuits, and movement and dance exercise.

As the voice of the sector, we work with Government, policy makers and the media to make sure grassroots sport and recreation grows and thrives. Having an active nation is important as it delivers huge benefits to society and the millions of participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.

Our latest impact report

In The Power of Sport and Recreation we provide a brief summary of the varied work we have done over the last year which we believe demonstrates the importance and the benefits that getting the nation active has on individuals and the wider community. 

We are proud of the role the Alliance has played in influencing the policy environment and the work we have done in supporting our members to better understand and deal with the world around them. Central to this has been making sure that the government delivers on the commitments they made in Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation and that the high expectations placed on the sector are supported by appropriate levels of funding.

Although this report by its very nature looks back, as an organisation we are already looking forward to embedding the principles and objectives of our five year strategy The Heart of An Active Nation into all that we do.