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The Workplace Inactivity Fund aims to work with businesses in Tyne & Wear to target employees that are currently inactive (i.e. those doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week), and support, encourage and inspire them to take part in physical activity on a more regular basis.

Targeting inactive people is a key focus of the government and Sport England strategies and it is also a key priority of ours. There are numerous benefits to both employers and employees of having a more active workforce, which include:

  • increased workforce productivity

  • higher staff morale

  • reduced levels of stress

  • improved team cohesion

  • lower employee turnover

  • reduced sickness absence

Engaging inactive, or sedentary, workers also has the potential to have the greatest impact upon reducing levels of absenteeism, increasing productivity and business performance. 

We are delighted to launch Round 2 of our Workplace Inactivity Fund, which will target inactive and sedentary workers within your business, and will carry on from Round 1 of the Fund, which led to some notable successes (please see the example below from Procter & Gamble). Working with you, we will help the inactive employees to increase their activity levels at a pace that is suitable to their individual needs.

We have funding available to support the project, with our aim being to work with up to eight businesses with a maximum award of £1000 each. When considering applications, priority will be given to those that are able to commit a small amount of financial resources towards the project, as well as to businesses that are targeting women & girls, disabled people, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds within their workforce.

If you are interested in being part of this project, please get in touch with us using the contact details below:

Email: activeworkplace@tynewearsport.org

Telephone: 0191 497 2324.

Case Study - Procter & Gamble