Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:15
The Ramblers Walking for Health programme has received £275,000 National Lottery funding from Sport England. The programme works with partners across England to help up to 80,000 less active people a year to get moving through short, regular, led, group walks in their communities.
The funding from Sport England will run for 18 months from April 2019 and will allow the Ramblers to evolve the programme. There will be new investment in data and digital platforms, support for walk leaders, and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to explore ways to sustain the programme after September 2020.
Ramblers Walking for Health works with 370 local partner schemes including local authorities, NHS bodies, other charities and volunteers to deliver over 1,800 short weekly walks led by 8,300 trained volunteers across England. The programme provides physical and mental well-being improvements and works to tackle inactivity amongst the least active groups, including women, older people, and those with long-term health conditions.