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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

Keep in the loop - table tennis offer for workplaces

Keep in the loop - table tennis offer for workplaces

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:21

Introducing table tennis into your workplace is a great way to improve health and wellbeing amongst staff. It is proven to increase social interaction and cross-departmental relationships (for the benefits of both...

Shake up your summer schedule with team-building Business Games

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:42

What's fun, light-hearted, builds great teams, trust and camaraderie and means you can swap an afternoon in the office for fun in the sunny great outdoors? Business Games, or Workplace Challenge Games of course....

Women's Sport Week 1 - 7 June 2015

Women's Sport Week 1 - 7 June 2015

Fri, 29 May 2015 08:25

Women's Sport Week is an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, leading or working in sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport across the UK.

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...

  • "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
    Tania (University of Hertfordshire)
  • "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
    Adrian (Oxford City Council)

Partners and Supporters

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