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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.

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
    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
    Tania (University of Hertfordshire)

Latest News and Tweets

Get your workplace ping-ponging

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:08

The 2015 World Table Tennis Championships take place 26th Apr - 3rd May – why not take the chance to hold a mini-tournament of your own? BHF Health at Work talked to Keely Glenister from Table Tennis England...

Everyday activities are the starting blocks towards a healthier and more active lifestyle for Workplace Challenge participants

Everyday activities are the starting blocks towards a healthier and more active lifestyle for Workplace Challenge participants

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:09

Data released from Workplace Challenge shows that participants are using everyday activities to help reach their weekly fitness goals, as walking, running and cycling are the most popular activities being logged...

Easy 150 – Top tips for reaching your fitness targets

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:48

Workplace Challenge brings you its 'Easy One-Fifty' action plan. Super-charged with ideas to help you fit activity into time and places you never knew existed...

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

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