Active Communities is the Sport England funded Local Delivery Pilot focussing on specific wards and communities in Birmingham and North Solihull. The project aims to get more people living active lives.
Active Communities (Birmingham & Solihull) is an exciting initiative that aims to create innovative solutions that make it easier for people to access social and physical activity.
Active Communities is one of 12 national pilots supported by Sport England through the National Lottery funding, with the aim of bringing communities across Birmingham and Solihull together through social and physical activity.
This is about breaking down barriers, getting more local people involved, putting more into their communities and in return getting more out.
Active Communities – vision
Tackling inactivity, through innovation, collaboration and insight, to do the social knitting, enabling citizens, communities and neighbourhoods to become integrated, resilient and thriving.
Seldom heard citizens, living in seldom heard communities and places, who do not traditionally access physical activity, report improved health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Through activity, co-creation and facilitation, citizens will have a sense of place and belonging, resulting in invigorated, strong and resilient communities.
Sport England and our stakeholders have clearer insight into the impact and effectiveness of physical activity on citizens, community and place, through integrated data collection and analysis of past, current and future programmes.
Through vision, leadership and collaboration, Birmingham and Solihull have an effective, dynamic and responsive, whole systems approach to sport and physical activity, integrating with strategic policy decisions; the physical environment; organisations; institutions; citizens, communities and place.
To broker relationships with key partners and stakeholders to maximise the impact of the project.
Think Active is a system partner within the Active Communities Local Delivery Pilot stakeholders.
We specifically support 2 of the workstreams; the Children & Young People Field Lab and Workforce.
For more information on the Active Communities Local Delivery Pilot visit lead applicant website, The Active Wellbeing Society
For more information on our role contact;
Abi Dixon – Workforce (Solihull)
Emma Sadula – Children & Young People Field Lab (Solihull)