Kent Sport is an integrated team of Kent County Council and Sport England funded staff, working together as the Active Partnership for Kent. The team currently comprises around 20 staff and has a gross budget of approximately £1.5m. Kent Sport is part of a nationwide network of 42 Active Partnerships which collectively employ 650 staff and have a turnover of approximately £50 million.

We work with partners and networks across the county, including governing bodies of sport, clubs, school sports networks, local authorities, and partners in health, adult social care, community safety, transport, planning and housing, to provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in sport and physical activity for enjoyment as well as wider health and social outcomes.

In October 2016 we celebrated our 25th birthday, marking a quarter of a century of changing lives through sport and physical activity. Since it was founded in October 1991, the service has never stood still and continues to evolve and be flexible to cater for new opportunities and challenges as they emerge.

How we aim to achieve our vision

We are funded by Sport England and Kent County Council to achieve our vision of changing lives through sport and physical activity, which we do through the following objectives:

  • strategically lead sport and physical activity for Kent to increase participation
  • work with partners to increase opportunities for targeted communities
  • enhance opportunities for young people, including through working with schools, Further Education and Higher Education
  • increase the volunteering and paid workforce to support clubs and events in Kent
  • support clubs and other partners to lever in funding to improve facilities and activities
  • coordinate delivery of Sport England and other funded programmes
  • support the development of talented performers
  • support partners to bring major sports events into the county
  • raise our profile with partners by fundraising for our chosen charity which shares Kent Sport’s values and objectives.

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  • Please let us know if you think we have failed to provide you with a high level of service, and we shall endeavour to rectify the situation as quickly as possible.
  • Any complaints should be made to the Head of Kent County Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Service, in the first instance. If the problem cannot be resolved, the Kent County Council formal complaints procedure will be followed:

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For further information on the Service please contact us:

Sport and Physical Activity Service
Kent County Council
Worrall House
30 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4AE

Tel: 03000 414001