Who we are

About Active Oxfordshire

Active Oxfordshire is a local charity dedicated to fighting inactivity and tackling inequality.

We are a "backbone" organisation working collaboratively with and through partners, Active Ambassadors and local communities to ensure that every adult and child in Oxfordshire has an equal chance at an active life.

Active Oxfordshire is one of 42 Active Partnerships across the UK and a key system partner of Sport England, established to facilitate high level interventions to increase physical activity and develop sport across our community. We are very proud to work alongside Sport England as they deliver the new Uniting the Movement strategy across the UK.

Why do we exist?

How we're Building Back Fairer after COVID-19

Over the last 3 years, our community has faced unprecedented challenges. We know that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our most vulnerable residents, our county's mental health and wellbeing is an increasing concern and inequalities have widened as a result of the pandemic. We are now facing a cost of living crisis that will accentuate these inequalities even further.

Physical activity has the power to tackle some of the biggest societal issues that we are facing, and staying active has never been more critical to protect our community's physical and mental health. There are opportunities: we know that attitudes to physical activity are changing and there is renewed investment in walking, cycling and running; but there is so much more to do.

Staying active saves lives, improves mental and physical well-being and reduces the burden on healthcare systems. We are determined to work together more than ever before to fight inactivity and tackle inequality.

In 2022, we will be developing a new Collective Framework to fight inactivity and tackle inequality alongside our partners, Active Ambassadors and local communities. If you'd like to be involved as we develop this Collective Framework and a new social movement for Oxfordshire, we'd love to hear from you.