The Sport for Development Coalition is a growing movement of organisations working to maximise the positive social impact of sport and physical activity. The Coalition drives collective action to measure impact at scale, create an enabling policy environment and unlock new investment in sport for development.

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Our Purpose

Enabling sport for development to reach its full potential by mobilising, facilitating and supporting collective action. So every person in the UK recognises and values the potential of sport to change lives and can access it without barriers.

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Our Focus

The SFDC mobilises, facilitates and supports collective action on three priorities for the Sport for Development movement. 
ImpactEffectively measuring access and the scale of social impact delivered through Sport for Development. 
AdvocacySteering policy, supporting an enabling legislative and regulatory environment and leveraging funding for the movement. 
InvestmentMobilising support to help partners unlock new investment in sport as tool for social impact.

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Our Charter

When you join the Coalition, you become part of the Movement of organisations who endorse and adopt its Charter.

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'Sport as a Team Player in Levelling Up'


The Sport for Development Coalition has called on the Government to capitalise on sport’s potential as a ‘team player’ in levelling up deprived communities and building back better from the Covid-19 pandemic it undertakes its Spending Review 2021.


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Read the Submission