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Active Partnerships national team

What is Active Partnerships:

Active Partnerships (formerly CSP Network) is the name of the organisation representing the 43 Active Partnerships (formerly County Sports Partnerships). The national network of Active Partnerships  are committed to Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity. Collectively Active Partnerships employ 735 staff and have a turnover of over £60 million. All provide a consistent set of high quality services, in collaboration with partners, which we apply to produce a diverse range of high impact solutions designed to meet local need.

What We Do:

Engaging Communities, Transforming lives.

Getting the nation active by delivering or commissioning high impact national and local programmes designed to meet customer needs.

Improving Lives:

Using the power of sport and physical activity for social good – improving the physical health, mental health, individual development, social and community development and economic development of the nation.

Workforce Development:

Developing a high quality, diverse workforce (clubs, coaches, volunteers and professional workforce) and supporting them to deliver inspiring activities that are accessible to all.

Strategic Leadership:

Co-ordinating the effective delivery of local sport and physical activity by brokering relationships and influencing stakeholders.

Insight and Influence:

Understanding the needs of the local area to influence and guide decisions to maximise investment into sport and physical activity.

Awareness and Advocacy:

Raising the profile of sport and physical activity through innovative local and national promotional campaigns.

Documents and Video

Download our Strategy Summary
Download our 2016 Impact Report

Watch our 1 minute video 


Sport means all forms of physical activity undertaken through casual or organised participation or competition.

Our Values

All our work is underpinned by the following values:

  • Collaborative – independent partnership builders acting with integrity and brokering productive relationships
  • Enterprising – a dynamic approach to sustainable growth
  • High Performing – committed to excellence, continuously improving and maximising impact
  • Customer Focus  – a focus on providing great experience based on customer need
  • Equality – ensuring that eveyone has an equal chance to take part
Who we work with

The Active partnerships national team and the 43 Active Partnerships work with a range of national and local partners to maximise national reach with local impact.

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