The overall aim was:
“To increase significantly levels of sport and physical activity, particularly among disadvantaged groups, and to achieve continued levels of success in international competition.”
Some of the overarching priorities of Game Plan were:
- To begin raising mass participation for young people and adults, especially women and the elderly;
- To improve the delivery of sport and physical activity by central government;
- To reduce bureaucracy and increase funding direct to the sports user, Sport England and UK Sport;
- To improve the delivery of sport and physical activity by non-governmental bodies; and
- To improve the delivery of sport and physical activity by local government and the NHS.
The Community Sport Iinitiatives programmes attempt to address these issues through funding projects that focus on attracting harder to reach groups.
Hall Aitken was commissioned in November 2005 to evaluate the Community Sport Initiative (CSI) in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We are working with our partners, MABIS (formerly Menter a Busnes) in Wales to provide locally based support to the Mentro Allan programme.
The CSI programme includes:
- Active England (jointly funded with Sport England);
- The Active Lifestyles and Community Sport programmes in Northern Ireland;
- Active Futures in Scotland; and
- Mentro Allan in Wales.
The CSI programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and aims to increase physical activity among people who experience barriers to participation.
Our evaluation of the CSI covers the five-year period 2005-2010. This report provides an update of progress and emerging findings from Year Three.
Editor's comments - [ Hall Aitken and its partners were commissioned in November 2005 to evaluate the Community Sport Initiative (CSI) in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The equivalent programme in England, Active England has been evaluated separately. The CSI funds 299 projects across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that aim to increase physical activity among groups that have low levels of participation in physical activity.
The overall aim of the evaluation was to:
“Assess the impact of the programmes in meeting their aims and BIG’s core values and to examine ‘what works’ in increasing physical activity among people who experience barriers to participation”. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : HallAitkin. (2009). Community sport initiative evaluation: 3rd annual report. London: BLF
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