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Active Communities

Our work in community sport is widespread and varied to achieve our aims of ‘More people taking part in movement, physical activity and sport on a regular basis’ and ‘Greater inclusivity so that everyone can take part’.

Here’s a brief overview of our projects:

  • Active Dearne is an exciting programme to support adults and families on low working incomes across the Dearne Valley to become more active.
  • Active Burngreave is a project working in partnership with Sport England and Comic Relief to create community change in a Sheffield town.
  • Levelling the Field is a women’s empowerment project, which uses sport and activity as a tool to build confidence and resilience funded by Comic Relief.
  • We offer support to talented athletes, specifically through our STARS programme in West Yorkshire.


Around 70% of our resources are focussed on 36 of our low-income communities identified for further support. They are listed below, and available on a map here.

• Kendray & Worsbrough
• Athersley & New Lodge
• Thurnscoe
• Goldthorpe
• Bolton-Upon-Dearne

• Bowling & Barkerend
• Tong
• Keighley
• Great & Little Horton
• Manningham

• Park
• Halifax East: Illingworth, Ovenden & Mixenden

• Dearne Valley (Conisbrough, Mexbrough, Denaby)
• Stainforth
• Carcroft
• Balby
• Bently

• Kirklees North: Dewsbury, Ravensthorpe, Batley
• Birkby & Fartown
• Dalton & Rawthorpe
• Ashbrow

• Leeds East: Seacroft, Gipton & Harehills, Burmantofts
• Leeds South: Hunslet, Holbeck, Middleton Park, Beeston

• Rotherham East: Eastwood, East Dene, Dalton
• Maltby
• Masbrough
• Dearne Valley (Swinton, Wath, Hoober)
• Dinnington

• Southey
• Gleadless
• Firth Park & Burngreave
• Manor & Arbourthorne

• South East: South Elmsall & Hemsworth
• North East: Airedale, Ferry Fryston & Knotingley
• Eastmoor

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