We are absolutely delighted to announce a partnership with SportWorks Ltd . SportsWorks do wonderful work to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, can get moving, get healthy and get happy! And we are all for it! Here is what they are all about – in SportsWork’s own words!

SportWorks supports over 600 community organisations to enhance health and social outcomes in their locality. Our Community programmes use the power of physical and mental well-being to tackle a range of issues such as low physical activity levels, health and mobility. Our partners range from grassroots sport clubs, community centres and charities, all with the aim of providing health and well-being opportunities. 

 Our Approach: 

  • Understand local needs – One size does not fit all. Our team invests time to understand the challenges facing each community. 
  • Co-Design – Working in partnership with organisations, we co-develop projects which meet local priorities. 
  • Targeted Activity – Weekly health and wellbeing sessions support disadvantaged, disabled and unemployed individuals to improve physical and emotional health. 
  • Evaluation – we review our impact to inform future work. 

The issues we address: 

1.     Declining health – Over 19 million adults in England live with one of more longstanding health condition. This group were almost twice as likely to be physically inactive and experience mental health challenges compared to people without a health condition. 

2.     Inequalities – 39% of 15 year old boys confident when exercising compared to just 19% of girls. Disabled people are almost twice as likely to be physically inactive compared with those without a disability. 

3.     Demographic – The number of people taking part in sport and physical activity varies by ethnic group. South Asian, Black and people with ethnic origins are the least likely to be physically active in society. 

4.     Age – The number of people aged 60 or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030. 42 per cent of people aged 55 and over are inactive compared to 29 per cent of the adult population. However, this is not necessarily directly connected to age and physical ability. 

5.     Socio-economic – People from less affluent families experience lower educational attainment, reduced life expectancy and poorer health standards compared to others. Around 12 million in lower socio-economic groups are most likely to be physically inactive and experience mental health challenges. 

How we are funded 

We strive to ensure our programmes create as much community impact as possible in a financially sustainable and responsible way. We work with our partners to source funding streams that benefit the proposed programmes. We aim to take away as much of the ‘heavy lifting’ as possible to successfully mobilise and deliver a project for the local community. 

Our work only scratches the surface of what can be achieved. Please contact us to arrange an informal chat about how we could work with your organisation. 

Here are some examples of our current impact: 



SportsWorks would be keen to hear from anyone who has a brilliant idea for a scheme to get older people up and moving about – so do get in touch with them!

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