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Workplace Challenge is a national programme from County Sports Partnership Network, funded by Sport England, which aims to engage workplaces in sport and 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, 2012).

  • Sustainability

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

What Our Users Are Saying...

  • "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)
  • "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)

Latest News and Tweets

Start your day off on the right foot

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:27

Did you know diabetes accounts for an estimated £7 billion in reduced productivity in the UK workforce? Given that the greatest number of people with diabetes are between 40 and 59 years of age, reducing the...

Four reasons to boost your fitness initiatives this autumn

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00

Autumn has arrived. There's a distinct chill in the air and our attitudes to exercise are getting just as frosty. In fact enthusiasm for activity across workplaces in the UK is gradually becoming limited to critiquing...

First ever survey into run-commuting reveal rapid growth in participation and puts the impetus on employers to do more

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:14

The survey reveals that the proportion of women running to work is higher than for cycling to work, and over two thirds of run-commuters are aged 30-44.

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.

Partners and Supporters

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