Active Sussex used a whole system approach to invest Sport England’s Workforce Investment Fund into partner organisations in three inactivity hubs in East Sussex. In each area we wanted to work with partners to gain a true understanding of residents’ needs, and how we can build the workforce to support them to be active.
Active Sussex’s Workforce Investment Fund project was aligned with the five outcomes in the DCMS Sporting Futures Strategy. In line with the launch of the new Active Sussex Strategy in 2018, we wanted to target areas with high inactivity rates and used the insight to identify 3 inactivity hubs in Sussex. Within these hubs, 3 key strategic partners were identified that were best placed locally to create a step change in approach and behaviour that would lead to meaningful and sustainable impact. The aim was to develop a skilled and diverse workforce that would make a difference to local people and communities.
In June 2021 Active Sussex delivered a Workforce Investment Fund Learning Event to share the key learnings and impact with partners. See the presentation slides here.
The project has come to an end but the learning and recommendations inform the Active Sussex approach to workforce development.