There are five London Pro-Active Partnerships in the East, Central, North, South and West of London and they are part of the national County Sports Partnership network.
Each Partnership consists of a network of organisations committed to working together to increase participation in physical activity and sport. Our vision is:
To improve the health and well being of Londoners, provide strategic co-ordination and contribute to the London 2012 legacy through sport and physical activity.
Our aims are to:
- increase participation in sport and physical activity by adults;
- widen access to sport and physical activity by under-represented groups;
- engage more young people in sport and physical activity and reduce the drop out as they get older;
- create better sport and physical activity development pathways.
By connecting national and regional policy with local delivery, we are a vital part of the delivery system for sport and physical activity in London, as shown in the diagram below. Our role is to simplify and streamline the system and to help partners ensure that their investment reaches its intended target.
The Partnerships work predominantly at a strategic level with local, regional and national partners in the public, voluntary and private sectors. We work flexibly across all sports and physical activities and at different spatial levels including within and across neighbourhoods, Boroughs, and the Pro-Active sub regions. We are governed by independent Boards that consist of key decision makers who provide a wealth of expertise and network connections.
Since their inception the Partnerships have developed a collaborative approach to working in London. This has involved agreeing common policies and approaches across London, co-ordinating areas of common delivery, allocating lead London roles and sharing resources across the region when required. To manage this process the PRO-ACTIVE London Chairs & Directors Group has been set up and the PRO-ACTIVE London identity was established for pan-London projects
The map below displays which PRO-ACTIVE serves as a partner to which borough: