Our partners

We work in cooperation with other organisations to bring value into community sport

How we work

  • We have a range of programmes and are open to different ways of working, including bespoke partnerships
  • We seek to work together on a 50:50 basis towards joint outcomes where there is a strategic alignment between our organisations
  • We are particularly interested in the exchange of expertise, knowledge, networks and reach

How we can help

First and foremost we want to understand our partners' aims and objectives and to help you understand ours.

As appropriate, we can then open doors to community sport, provide insights & information and a range of platforms and programmes that allow our partners to credibly invest in community sport. This includes opportunities to engage customers and staff, increase brand awareness & affinity and deliver on corporate responsibility agendas.  We have specific products but we can work on a bespoke, partner-by-partner basis according to your priorities to identify the best solution.

Who we work with

We work with organisations that are committed to investing in and/or promoting community sport. Our partners to date have primarily come from the private sector but we are open to working with other public sector and third sector organisations.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about partnering with Sport England, please: contact the Partnerships team.

Corporate partners


Sport England is working in partnership with Sainsbury's to develop the Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training programme. This free training course will ensure key individuals in the community have the skills and confidence to include disabled people in sport, meaning more disabled people can play sport and enjoy physical activity.

This programme is designed to compliment the Sainsbury's Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training, which trains teachers in schools so they can provide disabled people with a positive experience of sport and encourage lifelong participation.

Other partners

DCMS and the National Lottery

Sport England is funded by both the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery. The exchequer funding from DCMS is primarily invested into governing bodies through whole sport plans whereas the funding received from the National Lottery gives us the opportunity to directly fund sports clubs across the country.

UK Sport

UK Sport is responsible for investing public funds into high performance sport. The funding is aimed at Britain’s best Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to maximise their success on the world stage. UK Sport does this by working with partners to develop the people and systems that support our athletes in areas such as coaching, research and talent identification.

Read more about UK Sport's work

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) is an independent charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport. The organisation works to give children a sporting start through PE, ensuring young people have a sporting chance by developing opportunities and supporting them to achieve their sporting best.  YST uses various programmes and initiatives to create the best outcome for young people in sport.

Read more about the YST on their website