Working with partners to support customer led interventions to address local needs
As well as being a great source of enjoyment, sport and physical activity has proven benefits to physical and mental well-being, educational attainment, social cohesion and economic development (sport for social good).
However, 25% of the population aged 16+ do less than 30 minutes a week and only 17.5% of young people meet the recommended guidlines for daily exercise and several demographic groups have activity levels well below the national average (further reading).
The sector, (collaborating with relevant systems), has been challenged to be much bolder in harnessing the potential of physical activity and sport for social good and making a meaningful impact on improving people’s lives.
To make it easier for everyone to enjoy an active life.
We will help create the right conditions in local places to remove inequalities, and build relationships to connect networks and advance change.
Making active lifestyles the social norm for everyone.
What are Active Partnerships
Our core purpose is to create the conditions for an active nation in a sustainable way.
There are 43 Active Partnerships across England who use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. A unique feature of the Active Partnerships is their independence, working across all sports, activities, providers and audiences, focused on the needs of their local communities, especially inactive people and under- represented groups who will benefit the most from an active lifestyle.
Active Partnerships are organisations that recognise activity levels are affected by a complex system of influences and no single organisation or programme can create sustainable change at scale. They collaborate and support national and local partners and communities to make active lifestyles the social norm for everyone.
The Active Partnerships National Organisation is the networks national charity, that exists to connect, strengthen and enable the network and beyond. They do this by influencing and shaping national and local place-based approaches to physical activity and sport as a driver for social change.
They strive to progress their mission by building strong, trusted relationships with partners across all sectors of society who share a common purpose to improve peoples lives
What We Do
Sport and physical activity means all forms of physical activity undertaken through casual or organised participation or competition. A unique feature of the Active Partnerships is their independence, working across all sports, activities, providers and audiences, focused on the needs of their local communities.
All our work is underpinned by the following values:
- Passion for our purpose – our vision is our passion because we all believe in the power of sport and physical activity to change lives and tackle inequalities
- A collaborative spirit – we know that when we welcome, listen, understand and respect each others knowledge and perspectives we're more creative, flexible and open to ideas.
- Trust brings connectivity – we work through building relationships
Active Partnerships have committed to a Network Charter that helps us to work smarter together and strengthens individual and collective quality, value and impact.
Many examples of the impact that we are having can be found here.
Who we work with
The Active Partnerships work with a range of national and local partners to increase engagement in sport and physical activity and create the conditions for an active nation.