Grassroots participation in sport and physical activity report

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) was making some progress in increasing national participation in sport and physical activity until the impact of the pandemic reversed these gains.

However, it needs to do more to reach key groups who are less likely to be active according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). This includes women, disabled people, the least affluent and Black and Asian people. The disability sport organisation, the Activity Alliance, contributed to the report and voiced growing concern for disabled people, the least active group in society.

Read more on the National Audit Office report.