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What we are doing to encourage more people to take part in sport and active recreation.

First published:
30 May 2019
Last updated:

We are committed to growing a thriving sports industry to meet our well-being goals. Through our Programme for Government, we are:

  • promoting equal access to sports for everyone, supporting young and talented athletes and local sports clubs and community organisations.
  • investing in world-class sports facilities and community sports facilities such as artificial grass pitches.

Our Vision for Sport in Wales is that everyone can have a lifetime enjoyment of sport. We want Wales to be an active nation with as many people as possible inspired to be active through sport.

Sport Wales

We fund Sport Wales to encourage participation in sport and active recreation. We also provide some direction for how Sport Wales invests funds from the National Lottery.

Sport Wales advises us on sport and helps deliver our Vision for Sport and our Programme for Government. They focus on:

  • developing and promoting sport and physical activity
  • supporting top athletes for global competitions

Keeping Wales active and healthy

Our plan, Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales, explains how we'll help keep people fit and at a healthy weight.

Free swimming

The funding we give Sport Wales helps local authorities offer free swimming to:

  • the 16s and under and the 60+
  • Veterans and Armed Forces members.

Improving sports facilities

Investing in modern sports facilities is crucial to our vision. Our Wales Infrastructure Investment Strategy plans a £24 million capital investment over three years for elite and grassroots sports, to improve the quality and efficiency of the sport infrastructure across Wales.