Yorkshire Sport Foundation is a National Lottery funded charity, supporting organisations across the nine districts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
“We believe in the power of movement, physical activity and sport to change people’s lives, bring us together and tackle inequality.”
Our vision is to create a vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire through everyone moving more. To do this we will connect, influence and support the work of local, regional and national organisations.
Around 70% of our resources are focussed on 36 of our low-income communities identified for further support. More intensive work has continued in places like Burngreave where we are getting an insight into how a genuine “asset-based community development” approach can work.
Read our strategy here: Our strategy, 2022 and beyond.
Connect – bringing people, ideas, agendas, projects and expertise together.
We recognise there are thousands of people, groups and organisations across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire who can make a difference in people’s lives through movement, physical activity and sport.We are proud to be part of this big picture – a movement building across our local places – and we continue to bring people together to unite our collective purpose.
Influence – shifting thinking, policy and decision making.
We know we need to influence the many to realise our vision – and being influential requires building trusting relationships, a common purpose and shared values.We recognise the strong foundation we have built to do this so we can now be bold where required, listen when needed, step-aside when appropriate and take a leading role in affecting change.This means making movement, physical activity and sport everyone’s business.
Support – providing backing, funding, guidance and resources to and on behalf of our part
We acknowledge we are uniquely and strongly placed to kick start change. Our charitable status, Sport England National Lottery funding and membership of the Active Partnership network enables us to invest through our partners and local communities as and where needed.This will look different to different partners in different places and will shift as local conditions and outcomes continue to evolve and transform
Read more about Who we are