Funding Continues for Health Programmes

Derby County Community Trust is pleased to announce that funding for a range of our health programmes will continue for a further 12 months.

The decision to continue the funding was made by Sport England following a successful year, which has seen over 1000 people from across Derbyshire get more active through our Active Supporters, Active Ewe and Forever Active Programmes.

The programmes, which began in January 2016, all run in partnership with the Derby City Council’s Livewell Service to offer affordable physical activity sessions to individual participant groups.

Active Supporters and Active EWE work with males and females aged 18+ to offer gender specific and mixed gender physical activity sessions. The programme gives participants the chance to start enjoying exercise in a friendly, sociable and supportive environment.

Forever Active is our over 60s programme, combining gentle exercise sessions to boost balance, stability and strength with sociable get togethers and the ever-growing phenomenon of walking football. Similar to Active Supporters and Active EWE, all sessions are mixed ability and perfect for anyone looking to get more active.

Following the decision from Sport England, Health Manager at the Derby County Community Trust Sharon Dale said:

“We’re delighted that Sport England have decided to fund our Active Supporters, Active EWE and Forever Active programmes for another 12 months. The team have worked tirelessly over the past year to increase our offer across the city and wider county to fantastic effect.

“We are now looking forward to expanding further in  2017/18.”

Sport England’s Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper said:

“We’re proud to support the ‘Coached off the Couch’ project with more National Lottery funding so that people in Derby can lead more active lives. We’re particularly proud to focus our investments on deprived areas, where the need for sporting opportunities is greatest. We invest in projects that know what people need to get more active, understand the barriers they might face, and offer solutions for how to overcome them. In short, these projects put people first.”

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Alternatively, if you like what you’ve heard and want to sign up to our health programmes by calling 01332 416140 or by visiting:


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