The Chairs of Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport are delighted to inform our partners and key stakeholders, that the Boards of both Active Partnerships (APs) have agreed to join together, within a charitable company limited by guarantee, as a shared legal entity.
This short update is designed to inform you of the major benefits we firmly believe the combination of Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport will deliver improved services to target clients and stakeholders more effectively, which include:
Delivering a joint ethos that focuses on the benefits of physical activity
Delivering a more comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of programmes and approaches
Hosting shared events and conferences, reaching a bigger audience
Building on recent funding successes with larger joint bids benefiting both AP areas
Pooling resources to maximise service delivery and develop fields of expertise.
There will also be much greater opportunities:
to reinvigorate our operations and service delivery
to build more collaborative working arrangements with key stakeholders
to further develop already close links with Public Health bodies
to publicise joint working and innovation in peer review literature
to reach a wider audience in order to change our clients’ behaviours and attitudes towards getting active.
To read the full update from both Boards, please download the statement from the Chairs by clicking here.