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 […]

Active Partnerships: our collective response to the war in Ukraine

March 17th, 2022

Last week, Active Partnerships from across the country came together to discuss how we can play our part in responding to the horrific crisis unfolding in Ukraine. We fully recognise that the atrocities taking place in Ukraine are happening within the wider context of war and refugee plight right across the world. We stand not […]

5 minutes with Alice Linn

March 7th, 2022

5 minutes with Alice Linn Self employed Coach and Fitness Trainer Leap has been working with Alice through the delivery she does with The Fitness Garden in High Wycombe and Aylesbury. For the last couple of years, she has delivered a range of projects aimed at Children and Young People. Alice is a passionate coach […]

5 minutes with Portia Simond

February 28th, 2022

5 minutes with Portia Simond  Project 500 Coaching Champion and MK Movers Network Lead    In January 2022, we welcomed Portia to the Leap team as our Project 500 coaching champion and she is also leading the MK Movers Network. A skilled coach and mentor, Portia is passionate about supporting women into coaching roles.    We […]

Movement in the health system

February 17th, 2022

For some time now, we’ve been working with health partners to integrate active conversations and signposting into the health system. So we were delighted to bring the local health system to life and share progress during our latest partner forum. We celebrated the system change already achieved within the local health system whilst recognising there is […]