This implementation plan outlines the work we’ll do to the end of March 2022 to deliver Uniting the Movement, in what will be a year of transition.
To support this work, we’ve developed a set of goals – these are the things we’ll focus on this year and work on collaboratively with partners.
They balance the continuing need to be responsive to the short-term challenges of Covid-19, with the need to be proactive so we can meet the ambitions we’ve set out in our strategy.
Scroll down this page to read about these goals.
Our longer-term strategy implementation plan for 2022-25 will be published later in 2021, when we expect to know more about the impact of Covid-19 and the picture as restrictions ease.
This will be the first of our longer-term implementation plans. Each will be regularly reviewed and where necessary refined, meaning we can highlight our collective achievements, as well as adapt if and when things change.
Our goals for this year
The goals we’ve developed for this first year of implementing Uniting the Movement will support us to move from our previous strategy, Towards an Active Nation, through our response to the impact of Covid-19, and on to the changes we want to see with Uniting the
Movement. Each goal has a part to play in helping us further the ambitions within the big issues and catalysts.
The specific work within each has been informed by the views of partners and stakeholders who’ve taken part in our extensive online consultation.
They give a clear framework for the delivery of our work and clarity on where our time, effort and resources will be directed, while recognising the significant overlap and
interdependencies across each area.
They’ll also help those who we work with, and want to work with in the future, begin to understand where there’ll be opportunities for working more closely together.
Our four goals for this year are:
Help the population to keep moving and support the right partners to deliver safely and effectively during Covid-19 restrictions.
Continue to change our way of working to be consistent with Uniting the Movement, with a primary focus on cultural change and leadership.
Create a plan for the implementation of Uniting the Movement to 2025 and lay the foundations in this first year.
Review, manage and evaluate existing business commitments, functions and responsibilities to further allow the delivery of Uniting the Movement.
Income and commitments
We’re so much more than a funder, but distributing government and National Lottery good cause money remains an important part of our role.
Our investment will be a key element in helping us to deliver the goals set out in this plan, along with the vision and mission set out in Uniting the Movement.
We expect to receive £117 million from the government this year – for a mixture of revenue funding (to support things like the School Games, or fund many of the talent programmes we support) and capital funding (building and improving sports facilities).
In addition to this money from the government, we expect to receive a further £219m from the National Lottery this year, which supports a huge variety of projects and programmes, including much of our work in response to Covid-19.
This means our total income for 2021-22 has been budgeted at £336m.
While we expect to receive £336m this year, we’re planning to commit a total of £531m. This difference is mainly due to having to account for the whole of a commitment in the
year that commitment is made, even if it stretches over a number of years.
These commitments will include:
- £50m towards Covid-19 recovery, building on the £220m we invested in 2020-21
- £43m to the Football Foundation for their work building and upgrading football and multi-sport facilities across the country
- £18m to support talent development and talent inclusion.
Many of the other areas set out within this plan will also involve commitments made, as they continue to develop and we work with partners to explore new opportunities to invest our money.
The table below shows how we currently expect our Exchequer and National Lottery income will be committed.
|Exchequer revenue awards||£40m|
|Exchequer capital awards||£56m|