Who We Are
The Kent and Medway Active Partnership, known as Kent Sport, is one of 43 Active Partnerships in England. Our principal funders are Sport England and Kent County Council, whose strategies set the direction of our work and activity. Kent County Council also hosts the partnership in its offices, providing support services, and is the employer of our staff team. We also work with and are supported financially by Medway Council and the 12 district and borough councils across the county.
Our vision is ‘more people, more active, more often’.
Our mission is to ‘change and improve lives through sport and physical activity’.
To achieve this we aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for all our 1.9m residents, especially among under-represented groups, including women, older people, people living with a disability or long term health condition, ethnically diverse communities and people from lower socio-economic groups.
We engage with partners and networks across Kent and Medway – including those in health, adult social care, community safety, housing and transport as well as governing bodies of sport, clubs, school sports networks and local authorities, to provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in sport and physical activity for enjoyment as well as wider health and social outcomes.
Working as partners, we are committed to increasing participation in sport and physical activity across Kent and Medway, adding value by working together, with a focus on encouraging the least active to become more active.
This unincorporated partnership is directed and guided by an independent board which sets the strategy and oversees, scrutinises and guides the work of the staff team, making decisions where appropriate. It is responsible for the provision of good governance and overseeing delivery of the Strategic Framework for Sport and Physical Activity for Kent and Medway.
Our Objectives are to:
- Influence, collaborate and co-create opportunities with organisations from the public, voluntary, and private sectors responsible for, or with a direct role, in helping to improve the lives of those who are less active.
- Prioritise our resources where they are needed most – tackling inactivity and reducing the inequalities faced by those from the following: Lower Socio-Economic Areas; those living with a Disability or Long-term Health Condition and those within Ethnically Diverse Communities.
- Support and strengthen the sport and physical activity sector to meet the needs of underrepresented groups and ensure there are opportunities for everyone to be active.
Interim business plan
Our Interim Business Plan for 2021/22 sets out our objectives and our priorities for this year. This plan will be superseded by a longer-term plan following the conclusion of discussions with Sport England and Kent County Council regarding their required outcomes and future funding, plus the launch of the Kent and Medway Strategic Framework for Sport and Physical Activity.
Policies and procedures
For further information on the Service please contact us:
Sport and Physical Activity Service
Kent County Council
30 Kings Hill Avenue
Kent ME19 4AE
Tel: 03000 414001