1. Skip to content

The Workplace Challenge is a national programme from County Sports Partnership Network funded by Sport England which aims to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity

About The Challenge

Challenge Yourself

Use our Activity Log to record your levels of sport, physical activity and active travel online and compete with other workplaces at the same time. You can log activities all year round for your own records, and many CSPs will be organising mini logging challenges across the year.

Challenge Your Colleagues

Our County Sports Partnerships organise a Competition Programme across a variety of sports for you and your colleagues. It doesn't matter if you haven't played before, local sports coaches will provide support and instruction for your team and all events have an emphasis on fun.

Our Benefits

The Workplace Challenge can benefit your workplace in the following ways

  • Health

    Workplace physical activity programmes can reduce absenteeism due to sickness, increase work attendance, reduce job stress and decrease healthcare utilisation.

  • Network

    Our dedicated network of 45 County Sports Partnerships are available to provide support, guidance and opportunities for workplaces to engage in sport and physical activity.

  • Productivity

    Healthier and more active workplaces have been proven to be happier and more productive workforces. Research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 23.5% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015).

  • Sustainability

    Our software monitors "active travel" by recording how much C02 our users save by not driving to meetings, work, shops. etc.

Latest News and Tweets

5 tips to help you get MOVE-ing for Movember

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:08

A lunchtime game of ping-pong, an inter-departmental five-a-side league or a post work game of netball with a few colleagues. They're all just a bit of fun, right? Yes, but maybe we're undervaluing the role doing...



Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:50

Walking With The Wounded is calling on people across the UK to do their bit for wounded servicemen and women this Christmas and join the campaign to raise vital funds for veterans who simply don't have a home to...

Is your workplace looking for a challenge for 2016?

Is your workplace looking for a challenge for 2016?

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:39

The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded's fun and testing, flagship, annual fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four – with every team that takes part supporting another wounded veteran back into work.

Champion Training

In partnership with the British Heart Foundation, the Workplace Challenge has coordinated a series of training sessions focusing on how to improve the health and wellbeing of your organisation's workforce.

Become a Workplace Challenge Champion to gain valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of your colleagues.

Book a Champion Course

Learn how to get the most from the Workplace Challenge, the British Heart Foundation Health at Work programme and apply to your workplace!

Whether you're a health coordinator, HR officer, volunteer champion or a general manager, the Workplace Challenge Champion training will give you the skills, confidence and resources to promote better health and increase participation in sport and physical activity in your organisation.

Current Champions

We have Workplace Challenge Champions in companies all over England that have been provided with valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of their colleagues.

What Our Users Are Saying...

  • Pete
    Pete (Director, Atkins) said:

    "My personal health has greatly benefitted from getting more active, spurred on by the support of the Workplace Challenge and support of the local Atkins' champions. I get a real buzz and motivation from "in group" based fitness activities. In addition I've lost 3 stone in weight over a four month period and improved blood pressure to normal levels – what a result!"

  • "I took up walking to work and timed myself each morning, doing the three and a half miles in around 45 minutes. My health – weight, BMI, etc. – improved considerably over the next five months. As a result, I feel I'm performing better at my day job and generally feeling much better in myself."

    Adrian (Oxford City Council)
  • Liz
    Liz (Thomson Reuters) said:

    "We decided at the last minute to enter and so glad we did – we ended up winning for our region! More importantly the take up here was brilliant, staff really caught the spirit of the challenge and kept momentum going right to the end. I think the website was brilliant for helping us to keep this momentum going, funky graphs and dashboards, a great way of tracking personal and team progress."

  • Viv
    Viv (Ordnance Survey) said:

    "We've found that the competitive element of the challenge is really encouraging people to get involved. The table tennis table we have won will help us to be even more active and we are already thinking about table tennis tournaments and fundraising events."

  • "In December 2014 if you had told me I would be doing as much physical activity as I am doing now, I would have thought you were a comedian! This type of challenge is exactly what I needed to get back into fitness after a somewhat lazy year or so of doing very little and suffering a number of injuries. I've lost over a stone in weight and am feeling great physically and mentally."

    Joe (Brighton & Hove City Council) said:
  • "I've lost 20lbs (nearly one and a half stones), and by upping my level of activity, it has increased my confidence to try other things."

    Tania (University of Hertfordshire)

Partners and Supporters

  • Wesport
    Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
    Northamptonshire Sport
    Herts Sports Partnership
    Active Gloucestershire
  • Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity
    Derbyshire Sport
    County Durham Sport
    Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport
    London Sport
  • Sport Hampshire & IOW
    Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
    Sport Nottinghamshire
    North Yorkshire Sport
    Active Devon
  • Wiltshire & Swindon Sport
    Tees Valley Sport
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
    Yorkshire Sport Foundation
    West Yorkshire Sport
  • Lincolnshire Sport
    Active Norfolk
    Active Cumbria
    Active Sussex
  • Merseyside Sports Partnership
    South Yorkshire Sport
    Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
    Sport Birmingham
    team BEDS&LUTON
  • Northumberland Sport
    Living Sport
    Kent Sport
    Active Essex
    Suffolk Sport
  • Active Dorset
    Get Berkshire Active