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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.
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.
From today DONATE will be available to all charities and, from September 1st, to all organisations with a charitable purpose.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects.
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.
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.
Rugby legend and Fields in Trust Ambassador Sir Clive Woodward OBE launched the Centenary Fields programme to sports clubs at Twickenham yesterday.
George Osbourne has announced cost-cutting measures to meet new departmental budget targets, with a £4.5 billion savings plan.
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.
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.