The Committee asked for responses which focused on grassroots sports and the importance of developing strategies to remove barriers to participation. Using learning gathered from programmes in our Innovation and Learning theme, Sport for Change, our response addressed each of the identified key questions, including:
- Can you provide examples where a community-based approach has been successful in removing barriers to participation in sport and physical activity?
- Were there any approaches that were particularly succsesful in increasing participation among certain social groups?
- What are barriers facing volunteers?
- What examples are there of good practice to encourage and maintain volunteers in community sport and are there lessons to learn from other sectors