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About Us

A vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire through sport

Elevator Pitch:
We are a Lottery funded sports charity and one of the 43 Active Partnerships in England. We work to deliver Sport England’s ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy by connecting, influencing and providing sporting opportunity across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits being physically active can bring.

Our aims:

MORE PEOPLE taking part in sport on a regular basis

GREATER INCLUSIVITY so that everyone can take part

A robust charity that MAXIMISES INVESTMENT into sport

Our values:




Outcome focussed




Yorkshire Sport Foundation is a Lottery funded charity, supporting organisations across the nine districts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

A third of us are inactive – as a charity we work closely with partners to help individuals and communities overcome barriers and build healthy habits for life.

We connect, influence and provide support for sport and physical activity, increasing and improving the many ways people can take part and get active.

We work with partners to deliver Sport England’s strategy Towards an Active Nation.

The strategy will help deliver against the five health, social and economic outcomes set out in the Government’s Sporting Future strategy.

  1. Physical wellbeing
  2. Mental wellbeing
  3. Individual development
  4. Social and community development
  5. Economic development

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Yorkshire Sport Foundation is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity and inclusion within our workforce, in the partnerships we support and in the delivery of high quality sporting activities and programmes.
Read more in our Diversity and inclusion policy and Accessible Communications guidelines

Yorkshire Sport Foundation recognises and embraces the benefits of having a diverse Board, and sees increasing diversity at Board level as an essential element to achieve our stated aims and objectives. Read more in our Board diversity policy

Disability Confident Employer

Yorkshire Sport Foundation have undertaken and completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
We are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
We are offering at least one action to get the right people for our business and at least one action to keep and develop our people.
In continuing our Disability Confident journey, we are ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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