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

For more information about Wakefield Council please visit their Active and Inspired page.

About Umar

"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." 

Media Project

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

Frickley Athletic Saints

Pit Valley Saints

Stride Theatre

Castleford Sea Cadets

Castleford Sea Cadets at Beaver Sailing Club 

August 2022

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