Who We Are

Active Lancashire is the strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity in Lancashire. We connect with like-minded local organisations and individuals to help bring about active lifestyles. Nationally we are one of the many Sport England-led Active Partnerships that drive a sports delivery system across the country.

We believe that sport and physical activity have the power to influence behaviours and develop skills which can have a broader, positive impact on people’s lives.

Our work in leading and facilitating effective partnerships across the county from key influential decision makers, through to community grass roots organisations aims to encourage Lancashire residents to engage in sport and physical activity and lead a happy, more prosperous life.

Our goal is to embed sport and physical activity into all aspects of everyday life.

What We Do

Working in both peer to peer or multi-disciplinary partnerships, we engage, influence and inspire others to change behaviours, building on the positive impact that increased physical activity can bring to individuals and communities.

Our areas of work include:

Strategic Support

We can advise on all enquiries related to sport and physical activity initiatives running across Lancashire.

Programme and Project Management

We lead and facilitate a number of projects and programmes across Lancashire. Find out more about our Projects.

Partnership Working

We build effective partnerships that aim to change behaviours and build skills to enable physically active lifestyles. Learn more about the partners we work with.

Peer to Peer Support Working

Through our Challenge Through Sport Initiative (CSI) we work with adults in drug and alcohol recovery encouraging them to partake in regular sport and physical activities to help build confidence and self-esteem. Find out more about the Challenge Through Sport Initiative and how we change lives for the better.

Representing a Delivery Network for Sport and Physical Activity

We build networks that enable an effective delivery system for Sport and Physical Activity across Lancashire.

Training and Workforce Development

We deliver and facilitate a number of courses for the sporting workforce to allow for them to train, develop and upskill. Find out more about the opportunities available.

Advertising Support

We publicise key industry updates from partners as well as job vacancies from within the sector, view the latest news.

Quality Standards in Sport and Physical Activity

We are an advocate for safety in sport and provide guidance around the welfare of children, young people and adults ensuring information and training opportunities around best practice are available. Find out more about Safeguarding in Sport.

Our Focus

Our work is underpinned by three key areas of focus which also helped shape our strapline:

Engage in Sport

Through our work we facilitate projects which allow for all Lancashire residents from a variety of backgrounds to have access to sport and physical activity.

Improve Health 

We create opportunities for people to take responsibility of their own health, achieve their full potential and through being physically active, also enjoy economically active lives.

Inspire Communities 

We encourage and support people to develop and sustain more cohesive and inclusive communities.

Awards and Achievements

We have had a number of recent successes such as:

  • We recently underwent a QUEST assessment and scored ‘Very Good’
  • All staff have attended and passed a First Aid for Mental Health qualification. 
  • Our More Positive Together (MPT) project is the first of its kind connecting sport and physical activity with Housing Associations
  • Our Challenge Through Sport Initiative (CSI) project influenced the charity Change Live Grow to embed a physical activity offering into one of their programmes for the first time
  • Selnet Award Winner 2019 - Volunteer of the Year, John Raper
  • Selnet Awards Finalists in 2019 - Large Social Enterprise of the Year, Enabling Ability Award
  • Red Rose finalist in 2017 - Tourism and Leisure Business
  • BIBA Finalist in 2016 - Leisure Business of the Year
Our Values
Working Together
We drive partnerships and work collaboratively
Everyone Counts
We value, respect and appreciate every voice
We are innovative, bold and strive to improve.
Influencing Change
Inspiring others to change behaviours and improve lives
We are passionate about what we do and care about how we do it
People First
People are at the heart of everything we do
Active Partnerships
Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
Funded by UK Government Levelling Up