Public & professional bodies
National & government bodies working to support sport & physical activity.
Networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Partners include national governing bodies of sport and their clubs, and school sport partners.
Association for Physical Education
For people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education, physical activity and school sport in educational contexts & in the wider community.
Encourage professional and amateur sports clubs, league operators, national and international governing bodies of sport to develop their stadia and sports facilities as health-promoting environments.
Healthier Scotland: Take Life On
Government programme to get Scotland active – aims to encourage people to improve their health in simple, achievable stages.
National Outdoor Events Association
Dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry through education, networking, lobbying, advice and creating business opportunities.
Outdoor Recreation NI
Responsible for developing, managing and promoting outdoor activities including walking, cycling, canoeing and adventure activities throughout NI.
Sport & Recreation Alliance
Umbrella organisation for governing bodies of sport & recreation in the UK. More than 300 members from a wide range of sports. Extremely useful site – with thanks to them for much of our research here.
Helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life, including the This Girl Can campaign encouraging girls & women to get moving and into sport.
Sport Northern Ireland
Aims “to promote a culture of lifelong enjoyment and success in sport which contributes to a healthy, fair and prosperous society.”
Helping the sports stars of tomorrow today by giving them cash awards during the defining early years of their careers.
The national agency for sport in Scotland “where sport is a way of life, where sport is at the heart of society, making a positive impact on people and communities.”