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Jul 15 2015

MIND have released some new research that shows that 80% of people with mental health problems who do not take part in sport, are put off because they feel self-conscious about their bodies.

Jul 08 2015

The summer budget had very little in it that directly affected our sector, however reductions in benefits and a plan to extend Sunday trading hours could have a knock-on effect on culture and leisure activities.

Jul 02 2015

From today DONATE will be available to all charities and, from September 1st, to all organisations with a charitable purpose.

Jul 01 2015

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects.

Jun 29 2015

Arts engagement has not increased in England since 2005/06, although there have been pockets of growth amongst those in rural areas, older people and those with a disability. 

Jun 12 2015

A further drop in the number of people swimming once a week has again dominated the latest grassroots sports participation figures, which were published yesterday.

Jun 11 2015

Rugby legend and Fields in Trust Ambassador Sir Clive Woodward OBE launched the Centenary Fields programme to sports clubs at Twickenham yesterday.

Jun 06 2015

George Osbourne has announced cost-cutting measures to meet new departmental budget targets, with a £4.5 billion savings plan. 

Jun 04 2015

New Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP, has spoken about her priorities for the sector in her first public speech at the Sport and Recreation Alliance's Sports Summit.

Jun 03 2015

14-18 NOW are inviting expressions of interest from across the UK to host the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window in 2015 and 2016.