Leap partner forum (January 2020)

Thursday 01 Jan 70, 12:00am - 12:00am


  • Age UK Milton Keynes
  • 1 Chadds Ln, Peartree Bridge
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bucks
  • MK6 3EB

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Improving lives through physical activity and sport

We are almost two years through our four year strategy so we thought this would be a good opportunity to hear from a host of partners who have worked with us to use physical activity and sport to improve the lives of Buckinghamshire and MK residents.

Whilst we have all of our key stakeholders and partners in the room we thought it would be timely to identify more we could do together over the next two years and hear from our colleagues in the Sport England investment team on what they are looking to fund in 2020 and beyond.



Please note the change of venue – forum now held at Aylesbury Rugby Club, Ostler’s Field, Brook End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury HP22 5R


11am Networking and refreshments

11:15am Welcome and introductions (Mark Ormerod – Director, Leap)
Who’s in the room?

11:35am What has been achieved to date  (Chris Gregory – Leap)
Examples of how together with our partners we are using physical activity and sport as part of a solution to a number of challenges.

Active Ageing (Leon Popplewell & Gavin James, GLL Better)
Sharing the impact and learning from the Active Bucks Older Adults investment, alongside recommendations for future investment.

Emotional and Mental Well-being (Sam White, Wycombe Wanderers SET)
How are Football league clubs embracing the power of sport and physical activity to improve the well-being of fans and communities they operate in?

Population and Housing Growth (Ceri Perkins, Aylesbury Garden Town)
What role will physical activity and sport play in the plans for Aylesbury Garden Town?  Examples of community projects planned or already running.

Reducing Inequalities (All People Active)
How has All People Active used physical activity and sport to bring people together, build communities and engage inactive groups of residents in Milton Keynes?


12:35pm On your tables (Facilitated by Leap Team members)
Initial thoughts: What has gone well? What more can we collectively do? Any obvious gaps?

12:55pm Towards an Active Nation Investment (Alpa Patel – Investment Advisor, Sport England)
Sport England colleagues will outline the funds currently open or soon to open and their approach to investment in 2020 and beyond.

1:10pm Close and round up (Mark Ormerod – Director, Leap)
Followed by lunch and networking.

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