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Our Vision and Purpose

Our main aim is to reduce the percentage of inactive people in Sussex by 2028

Our main aim is to reduce the percentage of inactive people in Sussex by 2028. We are part of the national Active Partnership Network, and work with stakeholders across the county to build strong relationships. Together, our goal is to increase the number of people participating in sport and physical activity in Sussex.

By 2023 our aim is to see 5% fewer inactive people in Sussex, and 10% fewer inactive people in the county by 2028, so that all our local authorities have activity levels better than the national average.

We look to encourage everyone to be active and stay active, but to make the most impact we focus on the following groups to tackle inactivity in Sussex:

  • young people 14-19
  • older people
  • people with a long-term condition or disability
  • people living in deprived areas with high rates of inactivity

Our strategy

Read our full strategy, outlining our short and long term goals for increasing activity throughout Sussex.

Active Sussex Strategy

Corporate documents

Uniting the Movement

Following extensive consultation with the sport and physical activity sector, Sport England launched its new 10-year strategy in 2021 – ‘Uniting the Movement’. The strategy identifies the longer-term challenges of the decade ahead – issues that were still important before Covid-19 struck, but are now crucial.

As its heart, Sport England’s strategy seeks to tackle long-standing inequalities that have existed within our sector and been reinforced by the disruption of the pandemic.

For certain people, such as disabled people, people from lower socio-economic groups and people from Black and Asian backgrounds, there’s a clear pattern of low levels of activity.

As a result, Uniting the Movement demonstrates Sport England’s focus on providing more opportunities for those who are being left behind.

The Five Big Issues

The five big issues are where Sport England see the greatest potential for preventing and tackling inequalities in sport and physical activity. Each one is a building block that, on its own, would make a difference, but together, could change things profoundly:

1. Recover and reinvent

Recovering from the biggest crisis in a generation and reinventing as a vibrant, relevant and sustainable network of organisations providing sport and physical activity opportunities that meet the needs of different people.

2. Connecting communities

Focusing on sport and physical activity’s ability to make better places to live and bring people together.

3. Positive experiences for children and young people

Unrelenting focus on positive experiences for all children and young people as the foundations for a long and healthy life.

4. Connecting with health and wellbeing

Strengthening the connections between sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing, so more people can feel the benefits of, and advocate for, an active life.

5. Active environments

Creating and protecting the places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active.

Watch the Uniting the Movement launch video

Voiced by Dame Kelly Holmes.

Discover Sport England's new strategy