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Long-term partnerships

We’re working with more than 120 partners to deliver system-wide change against our ambitious 10-year strategy to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country.

In order to deliver against our ambitious 10-year strategy Uniting the Movement, we've changed our investment plan to provide long-term partnerships.

Our revolutionary new investment model sees organisations receive funding for up to five years, in order to provide longer-term financial security that allows them to recover and reinvent from the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Each partner has been assessed against their ability to deliver on our strategy to tackle inequalities and support everyone in England to access the profound physical, mental and community benefits of sport and physical activity.

In March 2022 we announced 43 partners who would receive a total of £193 million, with a further 78 coming two months later then three more in November 2022, a further four in May 2023 and individual additions since then.

In total, we've invested more than £555 million in more than 120 long-term partnerships, showing our recognition of the important role our partners will play in implementing Uniting the Movement.

The full list of partners, and their awards, can be seen below.

Organisation Award
Active Black Country £2,661,850
Active Cheshire £2,656,600
Active Cornwall £2,875,000
Active Cumbria £2,660,535
Active Devon £3,262,600
Active Dorset £2,671,300
Active Essex £3,499,575
Active Gloucestershire £2,844,303
Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire £2,805,250
Active Humber £2,661,850
Active Kent & Medway £3,452,950
Active Lancashire £3,049,335
Active Lincolnshire £2,670,250
Active Norfolk £2,895,250
Active Oxfordshire £2,662,900
Active Partners Trust  £5,199,000
Active Partnerships £1,500,000
Active Suffolk £2,669,200
Active Surrey £2,678,650
Active Sussex £3,091,560
Active Together £2,900,500
Activity Alliance £8,444,805
Angling Trust £1,663,045
Ann Craft Trust £1,649,976
Archery GB £1,651,760
Association of Colleges £1,692,000
Badminton England £11,189,620
BaseballSoftballUK £2,338,750
Basketball England £8,584,000
BeActive £2,588,238
Boccia England £2,226,881
Bowls Development Alliance £1,891,455
British Ambulant Disabled Sports and Arts £760,539
British Blind Sport £1,114,030
British Cycling £26,535,999
British Equestrian Foundation £5,187,216
British Fencing £2,714,000
British Gymnastics £9,167,109
British Judo £5,171,800
British Mountaineering Council £2,790,875
British Orienteering £1,214,190
British Rowing £9,084,367
British Shooting £1,197,420
British Taekwondo £935,945
Brtish Taekwondo Council £405,500
British Triathlon £8,154,315
British Waterski and Wakeboard £1,161,032
British Weightlifting £2,808,653
British Wheelchair Basketball £1,956,548
British Wrestling £1,300,005
British Universities and Colleges Sport £1,340,000
Chance to Shine Foundation Ltd £4,847,124
CIMSPA £11,250,000
Coach Core £1,660,000
County Durham Sport £2,648,335
CP Sport £891,440
Disability Rights UK £1,773,068
Dwarf Sports Association UK £584,700
EFL Trust** £4,999,153
EMD UK £5,000,000
Energise Me £3,686,763
Energize Shropshire £2,652,400
England and Wales Cricket Board £11,617,500
England Athletics £11,218,005
England Boxing £6,384,325
England Golf £7,967,000
England Handball £1,726,750
England Hockey £9,353,072
England Lacrosse £2,962,000
England Netball £21,280,390
England Squash £7,351,682
Fight for Peace £1,800,000
GB Taekwondo £1,087,461
Get Berkshire Active £2,669,200
Goalball UK £2,521,975
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby £2,259,750
Greater Sport £5,744,899
Herts Sport Partnership £2,681,800
Intelligent Health Limited £2,997,321
Lawn Tennis Association £10,200,000
Leap £2,663,950
Living Sport £2,573,960
London Sport £14,546,335
Mencap £2,754,174
Merseyside Sports Partnership £2,985,505
Mind UK £1,928,005
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children £2,642,979
North Yorkshire Sport £2,672,350
Northamptonshire Sport £2,653,078
Paddle UK*** £6,465,692
Parkour UK £1,495,000
parkrun £5,000,000
Pentathlon GB £357,400
RISE North East £4,282,375
Rounders England £1,916,825
Royal Yachting Association £6,150,000
Rugby Football League £11,902,306
Sense £2,281,436
Skateboard GB £1,830,000
Snowsport England £1,133,405
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership £2,662,900
Special Olympics GB £1,528,000
Sport Birmingham £2,785,000
Sport for Confidence £1,335,090
Sport for Development Coalition £1,149,880
Sported £4,719,970
Sporting Equals £3,000,000
SportsAid £16,465,000
StreetGames UK £10,500,000
Surfing England £998,000
Swim England* £10,581,600
Table Tennis England £9,068,000
Tees Valley Sport £2,660,561
The NWG Network £1,000,000
The Football Association £26,111,000
The Ramblers Association £925,000
The Richmond Group £520,095
The Rugby Football Union £13,859,000
Think Active £2,774,050
Together Active £2,679,700
UK Coaching £10,000,000
UK Deaf Sport £1,224,870
UK Youth £4,245,000
ukactive £5,250,000
Volleyball England £2,122,584
Wesport £2,706,850
WheelPower £571,730
Wiltshire and Swindon Sport £2,773,900
Women in Sport £3,472,215
Yorkshire Sport Foundation £7,180,060
Youth Sport Trust £17,023,571

We're also confirming our continued investment into the Sport and Recreation Alliance, with an award of £6,259,020.

**EFL Trust funding is confirmed for the first two years, with funding agreed in principle for years 3-5.

***Formerly British Canoeing.

*Swim England funding conditions

The first year of Swim England's funding award is confirmed. Years two-four are agreed in principle, but subject to satisfactory progress against the year one conditions.

The full list of conditions is as follows:

  1. Now complete - Swim England shall commission, to the satisfaction of Sport England, an independent and expert ‘listening exercise’ or review to hear and understand the experiences of those in swimming and to establish the nature and scale of the challenge and recommendations for addressing. Sport England shall agree the Terms of Reference for the project and approve the appointment of the reviewer. Following the conclusion of this review, Swim England shall implement any recommendations, to the satisfaction of Sport England.
  2. Now complete - Swim England shall agree with Sport England a plan to implement the recommendations of the Sport Resolutions review of three complaints.
  3. Now complete - Swim England shall implement, to the satisfaction of Sport England, the recommendations of the Sport Resolutions review of three complaints.
  4. Now complete - Swim England shall fully meet the Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport (as deemed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit).
  5. Now complete - For year one of the award, Swim England will provide quarterly updates to Sport England on the progress of the ‘Heart of Aquatics’ plan and related activities including the listening exercise detailed at condition 1.
  6. Now complete - Swim England shall update their Complaints Policy in line with the recommendations of the Sport Resolutions review, to the satisfaction of Sport England. Sport England shall continue to monitor the handling of material complaints by Swim England.
  7. Now complete - Swim England shall update their Judicial Process, Judicial Regulations and Safeguarding & Welfare Regulations in line with the recommendations of the Sport Resolutions review, to the satisfaction of Sport England.

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