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.
To make active lifestyles the norm for everyone
What are Active Partnerships
Our core purpose is to create the conditions for an active nation in a sustainable way.
Active Partnerships is a nationwide physical activity and sport network that exists to create a healthier, fairer nation. We take a place-based approach to reducing inequalities through our network of 43 local Active Partnerships.
We partner with local and national stakeholders to transform lives through physical activity and sport and affect widespread social change. Our focus is on creating conditions in communities that enable sustainable impact.
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.
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
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.