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Who we are

A vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire through everyone moving more

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is a National Lottery funded charity working predominantly across the nine districts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. and part of a network of England-wide Active Partnerships.

We believe in the power of movement, physical activity and sport to improve lives, and are passionate about enabling everyone to enjoy the benefits of an active life.

We are stronger when we move together.

This is why our work fully supports the aims and common purpose of Sport England’s 2021-2031 Uniting the Movement vision by connecting, influencing and supporting the people and places across our regions.We are committed to playing our part.

We best describe our role in three ways:

  • Connect: bringing people, ideas, agendas, projects and expertise together. 
  • Influence: shifting thinking, policy and decision making. 
  • Support: providing backing, funding, guidance and resources to and on behalf of our partners.

Our values:

  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Fairness
  • Trust
  • Teamwork

Our results:

  • Graded ‘Very good’ by Best Companies. #48 Best Company to work for in the UK in 2022
  • 97% said they felt proud to work for us.
  • Customer satisfaction is rated as excellent with NPS score of 67


Find out more and read our strategy here: What we do

Who we are in 20 seconds:

YSF is a lottery funded charity that wants to make activity part of everyone’s life.

We believe in the power of movement, physical activity and sport to change people’s lives, bring us together and tackle inequalities.  We want as many people as possible to enjoy all the benefits being active can bring.

As a charity we work closely with partners to help individuals and communities tackle inequalities, overcome barriers and build healthy habits for life.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is one of the 42 Active Partnerships in England supporting local and national organisations to work better together.

We work to deliver Sport England’s 2021-2031 Uniting the Movement strategy by connecting, influencing and providing opportunities to be active across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

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