Partner forum

A networking event for physical activity and sport in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.


The Leap partner forum is a networking and collaboration event which takes place three times a year.
It brings together partners from across physical activity, sport, health, leisure, community development and other sectors and focuses on topics where physical activity and sport can add value.

Each forum is themed around a challenge or topic that affects Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes residents and where physical activity and sport can have a direct impact.

Bringing together expert speakers and examples of practices from both in and outside of the county its the ideal place to learn, share and collaborate.


Future Forums

Dates for the 2022 Forums:

10.30 – 12.00 Wednesday 19th October 2022 Click here to book your place

We will share forum dates and themes in our monthly partners e-news as soon as details are confirmed so if you don’t currently receive the e-news you can sign up here.


Past forums


Creating a movement together
Wednesday 20th October

This forum focused discussions around the refresh of Leap’s strategy and bringing Uniting the Movement to Life.

Creating a movement together – October Partner Forum (presenter resources)



Sport England new 10 year Strategy
Wednesday 10th February

This partner forum provided an opportunity to update all on the newly released Sport England 10 year strategy. With immediate focus on how we can help the physical activity and sport sector in Bucks and MK recover and reinvent ready to support the recovery of residents physical and emotional well-being from the impact of the pandemic.


Partner forum: Sport England new 10 year Strategy (presenter resources)


Improving lives after lockdown
Wednesday 8th July

Like so many things, we’ve had to adapt to the Coronavirus Pandemic and our partners forum will now be virtual. Whilst we couldn’t meet face to face, we still held an online session for updates and opportunities as well as the chance to network with other partners. Click the link below to see the slides from the sessions.


Partner forum: Improving lives after lockdown (presenter resources)



Improving lives through physical activity and sport
Wednesday 29th January

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.

Partner forum: Improving lives (presenter resources)


Tackling inequalities
Wednesday 9th October 2019

Our October partner forum will focus on the inequalities that affect whether residents across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes are active or not and what can be done to improve access and opportunity to physical activity and sport. Click below to view the agenda and book your free place.

Partner forum: Tackling inequalities (presenter resources)


Children and Young People
Wednesday 19th June 2019

Our children and young people partner forum focused on how to encourage more young people to live active lifestyles now and in the future. Click below to view presenter resources from the forum.

Partner forum: Children and Young People (presenter resources)

Active Environments and Active Design

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes faces large scale housing and population growth. In January, partners gathered to focus on how active environments and active design can shape the way the county grows.

View details of the topics covered and see copies of the speakers presentations via the link below.

Partner forum: active design and environments (presenter resources)


Ageing well together

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Our September forum focused on using physical activity and sport to help local residents age well. With speakers from Age UK, Press Red, British Gymnastics Foundation and the University of Bedfordshire, partners shared knowledge and best practice.

View details of the forum and speaker presentations via the link below.

Partner forum: Ageing well together


Improving mental well-being through physical activity and sport

Wednesday 9th May 2018

In May the forum welcomed experts from the mental health sector and partners sharing good practice of how to utilise physical activity and sport to improve the mental well-being of local residents.

View details of the topics covered and see copies of the speakers presentations via the link below.

Partner forum: Improving Mental Wellbeing through physical activity and sport