Written evidence submitted by Sport Works



Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors


Sport Works is a social enterprise which supports individuals aged 4-94 to improve health, gain qualifications and move into sustainable employment or further training.  Our team passionately believes in the power sport has to effect positive social change and in its ability to enrich the lives of individuals and entire communities.

Since 2009 we’ve been designing and delivering award winning programmes which change lives. Through our Community Sport Programmes, Inclusive Disability Sport and Wellbeing for Older Individuals our work addresses health inequalities and contributes towards a healthier, more active nation.



1)      What has been the immediate impact of Covid-19 on the sector?


2)      How effectively has the support provided by DCMS, other Government departments and arms-length bodies addressed the sector’s needs?

3)      What will the likely long-term impacts of Covid-19 be on the sector, and what support is needed to deal with those?


4)      How might the sector evolve after Covid-19, and how can DCMS support such innovation to deal with future challenges?

I hope this response is useful.


Neil Cameron

Founder & Director, Sport Works,

April 2020