As well as being a great source of enjoyment, sport and physical activity has proven benefits to physical and mental well-being, educational attainment, social cohesion and economic development (sport for social good). However, 28% of the population are sedentary, only 57% meet the recommended Government guidelines and several demographic groups have activity levels well below the national average (further reading). The Sport Sector has been challenged to be much bolder in harnessing the potential of sport for social good and making a meaningful impact on improving people’s lives.
Transforming lives through sport and physical activity
An active lifestyle is the social norm for everyone
What is the CSP Network:
The CSP Network is a nationwide network of 43 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity. Collectively CSPs employ 735 staff and have a turnover of over £60 million. All CSPs provide a consistent set of high quality services, in collaboration with partners, which we apply to produce a diverse range of high impact solutions designed to meet local need.
What We Do:
Insight and Influence:
Understanding the place and people to guide investment decisions.
Coordinating the effective delivery of community sport and physical activity in partnership with stakeholders.
Supporting organisations to develop a skilled and diverse workforce
Awareness and Advocacy:
Getting the nation active through high quality customer led solutions
Key Documents and Video
Sport means all forms of physical activity undertaken through casual or organised participation or competition.
All our work is underpinned by the following values:
- Collaborative – independent partnership builders acting with integrity and brokering productive relationships
- Enterprising – a dynamic approach to sustainable growth
- High Performing – committed to excellence, continuously improving and maximising impact
- Customer Focus – a focus on providing great experience based on customer need
- Equality – ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to take part
CSPs have committed to a Network Charter that helps us to work smarter together and strengthens individual and collective quality, value and impact.
Who we work with
The CSP Network and CSPs work with a range of national and local partners to maximize national reach
with local impact.