Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:15

Walking for Health receives Sport England funding

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.

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Partners

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

Partners

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