There are 49 CSPs covering England. They are local networks of: Local authorities, National governing bodies, Clubs, Schools and School Sport Partnerships, Primary care trusts, and other local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
CSPs making an impact across the sporting landscape
County Sports Partnerships work across the sporting landscape, actively supporting partners to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
CSPs are contracted by Sport England to provide a set of core services to underpin the local delivery of National Governing Body (NGB) Whole Sport Plans and support the achievement of NGB and Sport England targets, including the aim to get 1million people more active in sport by 2012.
CSPs help connect NGBs to the local area and local partners; support NGBs with the development of clubs, coaches and volunteers; help attract external investment and support the development of facilities.
“Sport England sees CSPs as an important national network and will contract them to provide a consistent service to NGBs.”
Jennie Price, Chief Executive, Sport England.
CSPs are uniquely positioned to boost delivery of wider physical activity alongside sport and help the Health sector to utilise sport and physical activity more effectively to increase health and well being. They are recognised by the Department of Health as a key network to co-ordinate local physical activity programmes link with local health agencies and commissioners.
Below you’ll find a small selection of CSPs, just click on the logos to find out more.
To view the full list of CSP partnerships please click here
Active Devon helps develop participation in sport and physical activity for people in the county of Devon.
Active Essex is the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership for Greater Essex and one of the 49 County Sports Partnerships in England.
Active Gloucestershire is the county’s sports partnership. Their aim is to get everyone in Gloucestershire more involved in sport and physical activity.
Active Norfolk is one of the County Sports Partnerships created by Sport England and tasked with increasing the levels of participation in sport and physical activity across the county.
Active Surrey is a partner-funded organisation working with third party providers of sport and physical activity to deliver sport to people in the county of Surrey.
Active Sussex aims to help drive improved access to, and an increased participation in, sport and physical activity in Sussex.
Bucks & Milton Keynes Sports Partnership is branded under the name ‘Bucks Sport’ and serves as a non-profit organisation for the delivery system of sport across England.
The Cornwall Sports Partnership is an affiliation of organisations that have joined forces to make sport and physical activity a part of everyday life in Cornwall.
County Durham Sport was established in 1996 as the first County Sports Partnerships in the country and also the first to submit an Active Sport bid.
The county sports partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, or Energize STW as it is also known is the CSP for Shropshire.
Get Berkshire Active is a business with a social purpose. Their vision is to ‘get more people, more active, and enjoying the benefits of more and better sport in Berkshire’.
Herts Sports Partnership is one of the 49 County Sport Partnerships in England set up to provide a long-term plan for delivering sport across the nation.
Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) is one of the County Sport Partnerships (CSP) funded by Sport England, local government and private sponsors to deliver sport and physical activity projects.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is the County Sport Partnership (CSP) for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
Lincolnshire Sports Partnership’s main aim is to increase participation in sport and physical activity across the county.
North Yorkshire Sport is a County Sport Partnership that works with various partners to ensure sport and physical activity opportunities for everyone across North Yorkshire.
Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) is one of the 49 County Sports Partnerships in England. Their vision is ‘working to improve the quality of life for the people within Merseyside through sport and physical activity’.
PRO-ACTIVE North London is one of the five sub-regional Sport and Physical Activity Partnerships operating across London and one of the 49 covering England.
Sport Hampshire & IOW aims to ‘inspire more people, to be more active, more often’ through committed projects that will help increase levels of participation in sport and physical activity.
Sport Nottinghamshire represents the County Sports Partnership (CSP) for the city and county of Nottinghamshire.
Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire help create more opportunities for everybody to get more active, more often.
Suffolk Sport is one of 49 County Sports Partnerships across England. Working with a wide-range of local partners, their aim is to make Suffolk a physically active and successful sporting county.
Tees Valley Sport is one of forty nine County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) in England committed to providing a high quality system for people to benefit from sport and physical activity.
Tyne & Wear Sport works to increase and improve participation in sport and physical activity, whether that is people playing, working or volunteering.