BIG research quantifies the benefits of investment in sports facilities

Research into the impact of the Big Lottery-funded New Opportunities for PE and Sport programme (NOPES) has captured valuable information about some of the benefits of investment in sport.

The research (PDF, 452kb), which included a survey with nearly 2,000 young people, sought to quantify the impact of NOPES, which involved a £751 million investment in PE and sport facilities and activities across the UK (2002-2009).

In addition to spearheading an increase in sports delivery in schools, new NOPES facilities have provided a catalyst for increased sports participation amongst pupils and members of the community alike, and have contributed to improved sporting success and positive attitudinal changes in pupils in some instances.

Download the executive summary (PDF, 452kb)

Download the full report (DOC, 743kb)

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