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Who are we?

What is a CSP?

County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.

Partners include National Governing Bodies of Sport and their clubs, school sport partnerships, local authorities, sport and leisure facilities, primary care trusts and many other sport and non-sporting organisations.

CSPs are led by a strategic board supported by a central team of professional staff who provide leadership, co-ordination and structures which allow people and organisations to work more effectively together at a sub-regional level.

View the different CSP Workplace Challenge sites here

What is CSP Network?

County Sports Partnership Network (CSP Network) is a nationwide network of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to working together to provide a cohesive offer to regional and national agencies, sharing good practice and continually improving the effectiveness of the network.

CSP Network speaks on behalf of this network with national agencies and supports the development of CSPs through peer support, communication and collaboration.

How does Sport England work with CSPs?

Sport England invests Core Funding into County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) to provide a consistent set of services for National Governing Bodies and for Sport England. This investment seeks to increase the number of people aged 14 plus playing sport each week across England.

Get Healthy, Get Active Funding

Sport's role in helping us all get and stay healthy was given a boost, when Sport England announced investment through its Get Healthy Get Active fund with the National Lottery.

Many groups, including the CSP Networks Workplace Challenge, are benefiting from Sport England funding which comes as new research shows that the cost of inactivity to the NHS in England is £944 million.

"If physical activity was a drug it would be regarded as a miracle," says the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies.

"Even relatively small amounts of exercise can have huge benefits to your health and help prevent serious health conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease for example, adults can get their 150 minutes of activity a week in sessions of ten minutes or more.

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