Active & Inspired
Active and Inspired is a two-year funding programme encouraging children and young people to be active and inspired within their local community through projects run by local clubs and organisations.
There are many projects in the Wakefield District using to sport and physical activity to benefit young people from ages 6 - 25. Active and Inspired places young people at the heart of local activity, involving them in decision making and ensuring young people feel connected to their community, increasing young people's skills, confidence, physical and mental wellbeing.
Active and Inspired covers a wide range of projects from upgrading community sport facilities, multiple sport and fitness activities to creative arts sessions and much more.
Who to contact
The Active & Inspired programme is managed by Development Officer Umar Ahmed from the Health Improvement Team, Wakefield Council. Please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Wakefield Council please visit their Active and Inspired page.
"I am passionate about taking the benefits sport and physical activity to as many communities as possible, particularly those who don't normally engage in sport. Through the power of sport and physical activity you can really make a difference, improving health to making community come together. Before joining Wakefield Council my past role was working for Sporting Equals, a national organisation working to increase diversity across all levels of sport from the pitch to the boardroom. I worked on local community projects to large national awards events. Big fan of football, particularly non-league football."
Arts organisation One to One Development Trust are documenting four Active and Inspired projects by following their progress and impact over two years.
The Media project includes creating a brand/logo, producing a trailer, a series of short films, an overview film. Photographs and updates will be available on this page. You can also follow the project on social media #ActiveandInspired. Check out the short films below to find out more about what groups are doing.
If you would like to know more about the Media Project please contact us on email@example.com
Frickley Athletic Saints
Pit Valley Saints
Castleford Sea Cadets
WF Youth’s Active and Inspired project held a special presentation day in Pontefract last December
Young participants of the projects were inspired by a visit from Castleford Tigers players Jesse Sene-Lefao and Peter Mata’utia, the players spoke to young people about importance of being active and answered questions on the life of a professional athlete. The Active & Inspired Team would like to thank Castleford Tigers Foundation and WF Youth.
Organisations that have received Active and Inspired funding
As of October 2020
- Minsthorpe Academy
- Sea Cadets
- Tigers Trust
- Wakefield Youth Service
- Wakefield Trinity Community Trust
- Havercroft Community Centre
- Hemsworth Miners Welfare Football Club
- Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Resource Centre
- Salvation Army
- The Old Quarry Adventure Playground
- West Yorkshire Police
- Knottingley Rugby Union Club
- SYD Ringside boxing club
- The Well project
- Family Fit CIC
- Ossett Sports Club
- Ossett Town Junior Football Club
- Featherstone Community Lions
- Wakefield Youth Work Team
- Featherstone Rovers Rugby Club
- Frickley Athletic FC
- Pit Valley Saints
- Eastmoor Community Project
- Ispace CIC
- Balne Lane Community Centre
- Disability Sport Yorkshire
- Hall Green Community Association
- Crigglestone All Blacks
- Dane Royd Primary School PTA
- Thornes Cricket club
- Friends of Clarence, Holmfield and Thornes Parks
- Sandal Cricket Club
- Sandal Community Association
- Airedale Boxing Club
- Wakefield Cycle Forum
- Youth Association
- Stride Theatre
- Ryecroft Leisure
- Upton Primary School
- Love 2 Act
- Limepit Lane Bike Track