Active Partnerships


There are 43 Active Partnerships (APs) across England that work to improve the quality, access to and provision of sport and physical activity. They can support you access funding, give advice on a range of topics and help to connect you other local groups / organisations.

Benefits of working with your CSP

CSPs will often have Club Development officers that can support your Club or provide guidance on who locally can help. The benefits from working closely with your local CSP include:

  • Local support for Club Development
  • Advice about local funding opportunities
  • Access to their network of local partners
  • Share and access news and event updates

Find your CSP

Wherever your club is in England, there will be a CSP responsible for your area. If you are not sure who your local CSP is, or how to contact them, click here.


Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.

In order to be eligible for Clubmark your sport will need to be recognised by Sport England. Click here for a list of recognised sports.

Your CSP can help you become Clubmark accredited if your governing body is not licensed.

For more information on your local CSP click here.

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