Funding available to help level up opportunities to move

August 2nd, 2022

The Covid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on people’s activity levels and health. Whilst for some it created time to move during lockdowns, for many usual opportunities were cut off and for some the barriers to moving have only increased.   The Together Fund is part of Sport England’s support package to help the […]

Paddy Hopkirk MBE, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Sporting Hall of Fame alumni passes away

July 26th, 2022

It is we great sadness that we hear that Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Sporting Hall of Fame alumni Paddy Hopkirk MBE has passed away peacefully this Thursday at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Recognised most notably for his famous 1964 win in the Monte Carlo Rally, alongside his co-driver Henry Liddon in the now classic Mini Cooper, […]

Heroes of movement honoured on special night of celebration at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

June 21st, 2022

Nearly 200 people gathered at a glittering awards ceremony at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Thursday June 16 to celebrate movement, physical activity and sport across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. This year’s Leap Awards, the 15th in the event’s history, was extra special as it was the first time the celebration had taken place in person since […]

Partnerships renewed and created at Leap Partner Forum

June 14th, 2022

Extra chairs were needed at the Leap Partner Forum on June 8th as over 70 people gathered in person to reconnect and forge new partnerships. Guest speaker Phil Smith Executive Director of Partnerships at Sport England, gave an engaging presentation which covered progress on Uniting the Movement so far, what actions Sport England are taking […]

The Together Fund launches

May 26th, 2022

The Together Fund is a continuation of the Moving our Community Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England’s support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.  We are delighted that Leap have successfully applied for £129,084 to identify, support and offer funding to […]

Leap Awards 2022 – Shortlist announced.

May 24th, 2022

The Leap Awards recognises the people and organisations who improve lives through movement, physical activity and sport across Bucks and Milton Keynes. The Pandemic has presented more challenges than ever to moving, but up and down the county, passionate people and organisations have been going the extra mile to improve the lives of local residents […]

Young female refugees grow their confidence and ability in Skateboarding sessions

April 30th, 2022

Together fund supports innovative project by Wycombe Wanderers FC SET to engage young female refugees   Simon Wears, Head of Health at Wycombe Wanderers SET tells us how their recent project has developed skills and confidence for young female refugees. Tell us what what sparked the idea for this project?  Helping to build a more […]

Talking about mental health with young people

April 20th, 2022

Reading time: 4 minutes Written by Wendy | Leap Project Officer and Administrator   ‘Village’ more important than ever  There is a well known saying that, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and whilst society has changed dramatically since the origins of that ancient proverb, the meaning has as much value now as […]

Harnessing my inner pirate – breaking rules for positive social change

April 5th, 2022

As I sat on a train to a meeting, I sipped my flat white and questioned how a coffee and croissant could cost nearly 6 quid. It struck me how easy it is to accept the status quo. Whether it’s the price of a coffee, long application forms or the qualifications you need to do […]

Care services getting active with new wellbeing initiative

March 21st, 2022

We’ve partnered with neighbouring Active Partnership, Team Beds and Luton and award-winning social enterprise Oomph! to provide care services with a huge variety of exercise resources. We’re aiming to keep service users fit and healthy, with everything from chair-based salsa video workouts to strength and balance exercise plans. By working in partnership with Team Beds […]