Challenge Through Sport Initiative

About the Project

The Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI) is an ambitious innovative partnership project to encourage more active and healthier lifestyles for adults in drug and alcohol recovery by getting involved in regular sport and physical activity.

Aims and Objectives

Use sport & physical activity to:

  • Increase participation within this high risk group, which draw upon high levels of investment for long term conditions.
  • Improve the physical, emotional, health and wellbeing of people and families in recovery. Build confidence and self esteem.
  • Enables families to socialise, meet new people and have fun.
  • Use sporting networks to enhance individual skills through training, volunteering, peer mentoring; supporting pathways into employment.
  • Develop a sustainable model of delivery in partnership with health services; police, judiciary and welfare services.

More Information

For more information on CSI please get in touch with Jane Moodie on or 01772 299830. 

The CSI programme in Lancashire has received £500,000 National Lottery funding from Sport England to provide regular sport activities for those in recovery. Match funding has been provided by ourselves, The Police and Crime Commissioner and Public Health Lancashire.

Following a successful pilot last year, the funding boost will allow the project to continue to grow over the next 3 years developing confidence and self- esteem of those involved and helping people into the workplace and ultimately into employment. The funding will allow the project to expand from four areas in the pilot, to sessions delivered in 12 of Lancashire’s Local Authorities.

This year will cover Lancaster and Morecambe; Blackpool / Fleetwood ; Hyndburn/ Burnley Chorley, Blackburn and Leyland/ Preston. 

The project, developed in partnership with Active Lancashire, Red Rose Recovery, Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company, The Police and Crime Commissioner and Public Health Lancashire, is one of 16 projects funded in the second round of Get Healthy Get Active funding in a bid to encourage inactive people to get moving.

Lancashire User Forum

Lancashire User Forum, LUF, gives service users from all backgrounds, their families and carers, a space to talk and share experiences. The CSI support workers attend the LUF meetings and encourage all individuals in the project to go along too. 

You can find out more information on the LUF dates, times and venues on the Red Rose Recovery website. 

CSI Contacts

The project is led by Jane Moodie and 6 Support Workers who have been recruited from within the Red Rose Recovery community. If you are interested in finding out more about the CSI project please contact Jane Moodie on, Carol Ross on or call the office on 01772 299830.

Volunteer opportunities are available - please contact Jane or one of the Support Workers for more information. 

Support Workers

CSI Referral Form

CSI Referral

Referred by
Red Rose Recovery
Thomas Project
Young People Services
Housing Agency
The Well

Lotto Sport
European Union
Active Partnerships