Active Local

Active local is a place-based approach to tackling inequalities and reducing inactivity in areas of most deprivation across each district in Hertfordshire. This approach begun in September 2020 to identify what is strong in the areas and then recognise the need of communities to engage more people in an active lifestyle.

Working in partnership with the respective district or borough council, Active Local will also involve those living and working in the target areas. This enables Active Local to respond to local needs and targeting where support, intervention or extra capacity is needed to create a more joined-up approach to tackling inactivity.

By identifying needs and understanding relationships in the areas, this helps build a partnership between individuals and organisations that know their communities best. The aim is to develop communities where physical activity and sport is valued and accessible, particularly those with least opportunity due to inequality.

Click here to view the Active Local Updated Briefing document

We are currently recruiting for 5 new Active Local officers so if you are interested in joining the team, please visit our jobs page for the latest opportunities.

Active Local work is continuing but on a limited capacity so please do get in touch if you have any questions or have a project in mind, just email togetherfund@herts.ac.uk. (For Bedwell – Stevenage though please contact Jane Parker directly).