Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is your Active Partnerships Team (formally known as a County Sports Partnership, CSP) for physical activity and sport across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Whether you belong to a local club/organisation, school, workplace or business, or are just simply interested in getting involved in local activity, sport and wellbeing opportunities, we can provide the support, advice and information you need.

We want to be the most active place in England, building a healthy and vibrant future for our communities.

Working in partnership with Local Authority Teams across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR), Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliances (LSAs), Schools and School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs) and other local and national organisations, clubs, coaches and volunteers.

We have a shared commitment to enrich the lives of the residents of LLR by:

  • Getting more people to take part in physical activity and sport.
  • Improving our citizen's physical and mental well-being.
  • Developing our paid and unpaid workforce.
  • Creating a strong voice for physical activity and sport.
  • Building a physical activity and sport environment that is safe, fair and customer focused.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is one of 43 Active Partnerships (formerly known as a County Sports Partnership, CSP) across England.

We work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives.

Active Partnerships like LRS have been set up by Sport England as the delivery system for the development of sport and physical activity at a county level, ensuring national resources have local reach.

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What is an Active Partnership?

Sport England invest in 43 Active Partnerships covering every part of England. Active Partnerships have a strong understanding of their local place and can broker and support the right relationships, and help identify the best opportunities to increase sport and physical activity in their communities.

Active Partnerships will think about what's important based on local needs, and use their understanding to be tactical in creating chances to get active which achieve the health, social and economic outcomes in the governing's Sporting Future Strategy.

This means supporting local partners and responding to local needs, and targeting where intervention or extra capacity is needed to create a more joined-up approach to tackling inactivity in their areas.

Active Partnerships National Team

The Active Partnerships National Team is the improvement and innovation agency that leads, supports and represents Active Partnerships. The team is focused on learning what works locally and driving collaboration and impact across the network.

(The Active Partnerships National Team was formally known as the County Sport Partnership Network)


  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Rutland
    Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council


  • Equality Standard
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA