Below is a list of websites that you may find useful split in to the categories of Government, Charities, Corporate, Health, Sport, Education, Publications, Related and Others. (Click the link to move to that section)
Sport England - Sport England is the brand name for the English Sports Council and is a non-departmental public body under the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Department for Culture Media and Sport – The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is the government department responsible for government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums, galleries, broadcasting, film, the music industry, the press, licensing, gambling and the historic environment.
Department for Children Schools and Families – The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), created in June 2007, aims to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.
Department for Communities and Local Government – The Department for Communities and Local Government sets policy on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue. They have responsibility for all race equality and community cohesion related issues in England and for building regulations, fire safety and some housing issues in England and Wales.
Department of Innovation Universities and Skills – DIUS' work on further and higher education, science, technology and supporting evidence based policy making across government is essential to national prosperity
Neighbourhood Statistics (ONS) – The Office for National Statistics produces independent information to improve our understanding of the UK's economy and society. Reliable and impartial statistics are vital for planning the proper allocation of resources, policy-making and decision-making to ensure a fair society.
Renewal.net (Now part of IDeA) – This is the IDeA's library of case studies about partnerships.
Institute Community Cohesion – The Institute of Community Cohesion was established in 2005 to provide a new approach to race, diversity and multiculturalism. There work focuses on building positive and harmonious community relations, using applied research to constantly develop practice and to build capacity of all the agencies and individuals involved.
Local Government Association – The LGA based in Westminster, close to the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall, is a voluntary lobbying organisation, acting as the voice of the local government sector, and an authoritative and effective advocate on its behalf.
Football Foundation - The foundation was launched by the football authorities and the Government, to provide investment into the grass roots of football.
UK Youth – UK Youth is the leading national youth work charity supporting over 750,000 young people, helping them to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised via non-formal, accredited education programmes and activities.
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation – Their vision is to increase the health, fitness and well-being of women and girls by making physical activity an integral part of their lives, where physical activity is defined as sport and exercise.
English Federation of Disability Sport – English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. They work closely with the six National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) recognised by Sport England to develop sporting opportunities for the 11 million disabled people in England.
Sporting Equals – Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and is the only organisation in the UK to do so. Set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, but now an independent body, we inform, influence and inspire in order to create an environment in which BME communities can influence and participate in all aspects of sport and physical activity. The governors and providers of sport and physical activity recognise and value a fully integrated and inclusive society, and ethnic diversity is recognised and celebrated.
v – v is an independent charity aiming to inspire a new generation of volunteers (aged 16-25) in England. They do this by funding voluntary organisations all over England to create inspiring, diverse opportunities and by helping to overcome barriers that stop people from taking action to improve lives, communities and the planet. Their aim is to create a culture where volunteering comes naturally – and where the benefits of volunteering are understood and celebrated.
Amicus Foundation – Unite's 'Amicus Foundation' works together with other charities to fund activities where it is assessed that there is a potential for change and betterment.
Sports Leaders UK – Sports Leaders UK create and award courses and qualifications in sports leadership. They believe that everybody has the potential to make a meaningful contribution to their local community, but not everyone has the opportunity or motivation.
Youth Sport Trust - The Youth Sport Trust is a registered charity, established in 1994.
Their mission is to build a brighter future for young people by enhancing the quality of their physical education (PE) and sporting opportunities.
Sports Coach UK – Sports Coach UK is dedicated to guiding the development and implementation of a coaching system, recognised as a world leader, for all coaches at every level in the UK.
Skills Active – Skills Active is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning.
ContinYou – ContinYou is one of the UK's leading community learning organisations. They aim to offer opportunities to people who have gained the least from formal education and training. They work with a range of professional people, organisations and agencies to enhance what they do to change lives through learning. ContinYou's work demonstrates the links between all the areas in which learning can make a difference to people's lives.
The Co-operative – Supporting communities is a crucial role for co-operatives and is at the heart of their activities and their co-operative heritage. In 2008, The Co-operative gave £11.5 million to the community. This was used to support a wide range of programmes, such as enabling young people to take part in sports volunteering, and inviting children to our farms to learn about healthy eating.
Community 1st – Community 1st, the company delivering LIFT locally, is working closely with the local health and social care community; using LIFT as a platform to deliver the most significant investment in primary health care and community facilities locally in recent years.
NICE - NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
Change4Life – The way we live in modern society means a lot of us, especially our kids, have fallen into unhelpful habits. This means all of us need to make small changes to eat well, move more, and live longer.
The National Obesity Observatory – The National Obesity Observatory was established in December 2007 and received core funding from the Department of Health in April 2008.
UK Sport – Established by Royal Charter in 1996, UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success. UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery. Accountable to Parliament through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport's work is directed by the Board.
Sporting Champions - A scheme which uses sports stars to inspire young people.
Institute of Sport, Parks and Leisure - ISPAL is the professional membership body for a fast growing, vibrant industry, representing sport, parks and leisure industry professionals.
Fields in Trust (National Playing Fields Association) - A national organisation which has specific responsibility for acquiring, protecting and improving playing fields, playgrounds and playspace.
Child Protection in Sport Unit – The Child Protection in Sport Unit is a partnership between the NSPCC and Sport England which provides advice, training and information to help organisations minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.
British Olympic Association – The BOA provides the pivot around which Team GB revolves prior to, and during the Olympic Games. Working with the Olympic Governing Bodies, the BOA selects Team GB from the best sportsmen and women who will go on to compete in the 26 summer and 7 winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world.
British Paralympic Association – The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is a registered charity which is responsible for selecting, preparing, entering, funding and managing Britain' s teams at the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games.
London 2012 – In the summer of 2012, the UK will come alive with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our four-year Cultural Olympiad will reach a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July. It starts a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK – the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
StreetCheer – Street Cheer is a brand new element of Cheerleading, a unique fusion of Street Dance and Cheerleading moves. You'll find the funkiest, most up to date dance moves combined with Cheerleading Chants and Cheers, Ultimately, it brings a fresh and interesting twist to both Street Dance and to traditional Cheerleading.
England Badminton – Badminton England is the sport's governing body in England.
Based at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, it provides a structure for the sport from Board and Council, senior management, specialist staff at headquarters, county associations and clubs right the way through to individual members and volunteers.
England Handball – England Handball (England Handball Association) is the national governing body for handball and beach handball in England. The Association is responsible for the administration, promotion and development of the sport in England. Our office in Rawtenstall, Lancashire handles the day to day running of the Association.
England Table Tennis Association – The English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) is the governing body of table tennis in England , responsible for representing, coordinating, administering, regulating, promoting, marketing and developing the sport in close cooperation with related bodies such as the English Schools Table Tennis Association (ESTTA) and the British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities (BTTAD).
UK Cheerleading Association – United Kingdom Cheerleading Association are the official Governing Body for Cheerleading in the UK. We are the only official UK body to put teams forward to the European Cheerleading Championships and the World Championships and as there are over 23,000 Cheerleaders in Britain registered with UKCA
Amateur Rowing Association – The Amateur Rowing Association (ARA) is the governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water). The Association is responsible for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain and for participation in and development of rowing and indoor rowing in England. We are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive from the grass roots right up to winning medals at the Olympic Games.
England Athletics – England Athletics is the National Governing Body for the sport, developing and promoting Athletics across the whole of the country.
British Fencing Association – British Fencing the governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing in Britain.
Amateur Boxing Association – As a national governing body, the ABAE is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of amateur boxing throughout the Country. ABAE is a non-profit organisation and is thus overseen by a board of directors and a boxing council, who are responsible for all Rules and Regulations within the sport in England.
For a full list of National Governing Bodies of Sport, visit the Sport England website here.
County Sports Partnership National Network – A county sports partnership is a partnership of agencies committed to providing a high quality single system for people to benefit from sport. For more information on CSP’s visit the Sport England Website.
Derbyshire Sport CSP - Partnerships include agencies from the local community, education and sports that are committed to working together through sport and active recreation to improve the quality of life for the people of Derbyshire. They cover the traditional county of Derbyshire including the city of Derby and the Derbyshire part of the Peak District National Park.
Leicestershire and Rutland Sport CSP - They are a multi-agency partnership committed to developing sport and physical activity throughout Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. They are one of five sub-regional County Sports Partnerships within East Midlands and one of forty nine across England.
Pro-Active South London CSP – Pro-Active South London (P-ASL) is a partnership of organisations with a common interest in developing sport and physical activity in the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Richmond-upon-Thames, Sutton and also Wandsworth.
Pro-Active West London CSP – Pro-Active West London is a partnership of organisations, people and local interest groups whose common purpose is to co-ordinate the delivery of sport and active recreation across the West London sub-region. Driving increased participation in sport and physical activity at all levels for all people in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.
Durham CSP - County Durham Sport is one of 49 County Sports Partnerships across England. They work together with local, regional and national organisations to raise the profile of sport within County Durham and co-ordinate the sports development opportunities in the county.
Northumberland Sport - Northumberland Sport works in partnership with a range of organisations. They aim to ensure the people of Northumberland can access and enjoy quality sporting and physical activity opportunities.
Tees Valley Sport - Tees Valley Sport is one of forty nine County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) in England. A County Sports Partnership, or CSP for short, is a partnership of agencies committed to providing a high quality system for people to benefit from sport and physical activity. The Partnership comprises of five local authority districts – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees – national governing bodies of sport, Sport England, sports coach UK, equity partners and further and higher education.
Tyne & Wear CSP - Tyne & Wear Sport is one of 49 County Sports Partnerships located across England. We are funded and supported by Sport England and a wide range of sub regional partners to co-ordinate activity and sports programmes in Tyne & Wear. The partners they work with consist of a wide range of local, regional and national organisations including Sport England, local authorities, school sport partnerships, national governing bodies of sport, education, training and voluntary groups.
Cumbria Sport CSP - Cumbria Sport Partnership was originally set up as an Active Sports Partnership but has continuously worked in a wider context particularly with Education and schools due to our hosting arrangements with Cumbria County Council. They are one of 49 sub regional sport partnerships operating across England. Funded through Sport England, partners include Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Barrow Borough Council, South Lakeland District Council, Copeland Borough Council, English Federation of Disability Sport, Governing Bodies of Sport and the health authority.
Lancashire Sport CSP - Lancashire Sport Partnership is one of 49 sub-regional sport partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership (CSP) they are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, by local government and by private sponsorship.
Berkshire Sport CSP – Berkshire Sport working together in genuine partnership to help the people of Berkshire to start, stay and succeed in sport and physical activity at every level.
Bucks and Milton Keynes CSP - Bucks Sport is the brand name of the Bucks & Milton Keynes Sports Partnership, one of 49 ‘County Sports Partnerships’ nation-wide, that form a key element of the Delivery System for Sport across England. Their vision is for an active and successful sporting county, where everyone is more active and healthy and enjoys the benefits of sport, improve their lives through sport and achieve success at whatever level through their involvement.
Sussex CSP - The Sussex County Sports Partnership Trust (SCSPT) is an organisation, largely funded by the government, which coordinates and facilitates the delivery of sporting initiatives across Sussex. The SCSPT operates as a registered Charity and Independent Trust and our purpose is to help drive improved access to and an increased participation in sport and physical activity in Sussex.
Active Devon CSP - Active Devon is a countywide partnership for physical activity and sport and is one of 49 county partnerships supported by Sport England. Active Devon comprises a diverse range of organisations involved in or with physical activity and sport all committed to achieving the vision of ‘Getting everyone in Devon active for life through local community based opportunities and coordinated partnerships’
Cornwall CSP - The Cornwall Sports Partnership is an affiliation of organisations that have joined forces to make sport a part of everyday life in Cornwall. Incorporating a number of sectors from across the county, their wealth of joint experience includes: health, education, local government, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), police and the economy.
Birmingham CSP - The Birmingham Sport & Physical Activity Partnership is the new and developing sub regional multi agency group for the Birmingham area, who are coming together to drive up participation and performance in sport and physical activity.
Their Vision: Helping to make Birmingham one of the most active and successful sporting cities in England.
Black County CSP - The Black Country Sports Partnership (BCSP) is an emerging sub-regional strategic agency working within the governance framework of the Black Country Consortium. It consists principally of the 4 Local Authorities, Sport England and the Black Country Consortium, who are committed to working together to support the development of sport to support a population over 1m people.
Staffordshire CSP - Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) is a sub-regional multi-agency partnership made up of key partners who are committed to "working together to champion participation, enjoyment and success through sport, physical education and active recreation across Staffordshire".
Sport and Recreation Alliance – Sport and Recreation Alliance is the national alliance of governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation. Almost every organised sport and recreation in the UK has its own governing or representative body – organisations like The FA, British Water Ski and The Ramblers' Association. These bodies exist to organise, to regulate and to encourage more people into their sport or activity.
Muslim's Women's Sports Foundation – The MWSF was established in 2001 offering British Muslim women access to fully coached sports sessions in a female only environment. Through sessions Muslim women are able to socialise, keep fit, develop their skills & abilities, build their confidence and compete.
National Association of Clubs for Young People – Their aim is to be the leading voluntary youth organisation in the UK promoting the involvement, enjoyment and achievement of all young people.
National Education Trust - NET seeks to improve the quality of education across the nation by contributing to contemporary debate, shaping new ways forward for education, providing innovative services, and making a difference to learners, in particular those who experience disadvantage. The Trust contributes, in policy and practice, to the debate about how public services in the 21st century are being delivered increasingly by the third sector.
Doorstep Sport TV - StreetGames and Inspired by Sport Foundation have teamed up to create a simple one stop web based tv station for doorstep sport. Both organisations promote the concept of doorstep sport, which focuses on the development of sport in the UK's most disadvantaged communities and deprived areas. There is a great deal happening to enable underserved communities to have equal access to the many benefits of sport. A key way of capturing the innovative ideas and good practice of doorstep sport is on video and dvd.
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