Active Derbyshire is one of 44 Active Partnerships covering England. They aim to make a difference in activity participation and performance across the county using local insights and data to help achieve their vision – helping residents of Derbyshire to live more active lives.
Active Derbyshire help support the inactive to become active, ensure people are supported and encouraged to engage in activity, they also address the inequalities that can sometimes occur for those in priority groups such as lower socio-economic groups and women and girls.
The charity add value by providing a targeted approach, influencing relationships to drive delivery, strengthening systems and championing and embedding what works well.
The Active Derbyshire office is based in Clay Cross at the Coney Green Business centre which is ideal for the team who work in surrounding areas as there’s easy access to the M1. Active Derbyshire focuses on all districts in Derbyshire, so Chesterfield provides a great central point for their work. The team also do a lot of work with local authorities in Derbyshire, so they find Chesterfield is a great place to base their events. Held annually in October at the Winding Wheel Theatre, the Derbyshire School Sport and Physical Activity Awards – which are run jointly by Active Derbyshire, Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association Sports Association (DSSA) and Derbyshire Active Schools Network (DASN) – celebrate the sporting successes of young people and the hard work of volunteers, leaders, coaches and school staff.
Will Hughes, Place Lead for Derbyshire at Active Derbyshire, comments:-
“Chesterfield’s network of partners and Chesterfield Champion organisation always feel a sense of pride when it comes to Chesterfield, the town is continuously expanding and welcoming new businesses. Chesterfield Champions want the best for the town and the wider borough – there are lots of friendly people that are really proud of where they live and where they work!”
Click here to visit the Active Derbyshire website.