Active Essex is the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership for Greater Essex.

Our Vision

Working together for a more active Greater Essex.

Our Mission

Together with our partners, Active Essex aims to present the opportunities and resources that will increase participation in physical activity and sport. In doing so, we will reinforce positive attitudes to improving health and wellbeing and reduce the levels of inequality and inactivity across Greater Essex.

Our Strategic Plan

Changing One Million Lives to Get Essex Active was launched in October 2017 and outlines how we aim to achieve our vision by 2021. You can download the strategy here.

Active Network

Active Network is a body offering collective representation for local community sport networks across Essex. The network consists of people and organisations with a shared aim of developing and promoting sport and physical activity in their local community.

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Active Essex is hosted by Essex County Council and abides by the council’s regulations and guidance. The full Essex County Council Diversity and Equality Policy can be found in the council document Comprehensive Diversity and Equality Policy.

Sport is an intrinsic and important aspect of our local communities, and one which contributes positively to both quality of life and community cohesion. It brings people together, encourages teamwork and cooperation, and can provide opportunities for the entire community to get involved.

As a lead partnership agency and a provider of services for sport, Active Essex is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and combating unfair treatment in sport.

We are committed to ensuring that current and potential service users, employees (including volunteer helpers) or job applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of social circumstances or background, gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, age or religion. The principles of tolerance, understanding and respect for others are central to our mission and identity as an organisation.

Adopted a target of, and take all appropriate actions to encourage, a minimum of 30% of each gender on its Board; we demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on its Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability.