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Cornwall Council have joined forces with Active Cornwall to lead the DfE Holiday Activity and Food Programme for Cornwall
6th April 2021

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Cornwall Council have joined forces with Active Cornwall, to lead the DfE Holiday Activity and Food Programme for Cornwall. This programme is aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing ... read more...

Active Cornwall Blog 5: Return to play after 84 days away
29th March 2021

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I'll keep this short as there is sport to be played! Lace up your shoes and boots! It's been a while but outdoor sport is back in time for the longer days as we begin British summertime. And it ... read more...

Extension to Primary Sport Premium March 2021 deadline confirmed by DfE
16th March 2021

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Today the Department for Education have confirmed that they will be contacting primary schools to let them know that they have extended the 31st March deadline for spending the Primary PE and ... read more...

Active Cornwall Blog 4: Encouraging Play, Active Travel and Swimming
15th March 2021

Tim Marrion

My name is Tim Marrion and I lead on our Children, Young People and Families portfolio here at Active Cornwall supporting children, their families, community providers and schools to ensure ... read more...

BETTER School Swimming
11th March 2021

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Do you use a GLL Better Cornwall Leisure Centre for your school swimming or would like to? If so GLL are delivering a webinar on Wednesday 24th March from 4pm to 5pm for all schools that use their ... read more...

Holiday Activity & Food Programme
11th March 2021

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As schools will be aware the Department for Education has not funded schools to provide Free School Meals vouchers over the school holidays since the Summer 2020 holiday. However, for the ... read more...

Active Cornwall Blog 3 - The Roadmap Out of Lockdown Draws Near
1st March 2021


We all welcomed the government announcement on Monday 22nd February as it signposted a return to some normality to the activities we are all passionate about. The roadmap sets out the earliest ... read more...

The Big Pedal 2021 is back and extra flexible!
23rd February 2021


The Big Pedal 19th - 30th April 2021 Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge is back for 2021. Now in it's 11th year, Sustrans Big Pedal ... read more...

Over 7,000 children from all over Cornwall get active in lockdown 3.0 through the Cornwall School Games
11th February 2021

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"The recent Lockdown Virtual Games has been a great way for pupils to engage in physical activity during Children's Mental Health week." Julie Ponting, School Games Organiser for East Cornwall ... read more...

Active Cornwall Blog 2 - Opportunity to gather knowledge, grow your skills and motivate the people you coach
10th February 2021

Rob Harrison

Hi my name is Rob Harrison and I am the Workforce Lead at Active Cornwall. Now is a great opportunity to gather knowledge, grow your skills and motivate the people you coach to stay active, ... read more...

Breathing Space - Bodmin
9th February 2021

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Breathing Space Dance for Mental Health & Wellbeing in Bodmin 22nd February - 1st April 2021 An exciting, creative and inclusive programme of dance open to all adults who want to get moving ... read more...

Just for Women
9th February 2021

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A weekly space for women to come together to share, chat and laugh. It's tough for lots of people right now, worries about health, family, work and money, but you dont need to feel alone. Grab a ... read more...

Government announce a Further 10m to Support Schools Opening Up Their Facilities
5th February 2021

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The Government today announced a further £10m investment into Sport England and then in Active Partnerships to support schools to open up their school facilities during evenings, weekends ... read more...

Active Cornwall Blog - Staying connected is more important than ever
27th January 2021

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Staying home has become a way of life for all of us these past weeks. Getting fully back to the activities we enjoy is going to happen gradually and right now there is uncertainty in when that ... read more...

Sport England launch 10 year strategy to transform lives and communities
26th January 2021

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'Uniting the movement' is Sport England's 10 year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity. The strategy aims to create a nation of more equal, inclusive and ... read more...

Lockdown 3.0 Virtual Cornwall School Games challenges go LIVE
25th January 2021

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There's just one more week until Cornwall School Games kick off across the county! To make the event as inclusive as possible during these unusual times, the games will once again be virtual to ... read more...

Criteria change for Sport England's Return to Play Fund
25th January 2021

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Sport England has changed the criteria for the Return to Play fund, in line with lockdown measures. Due to the announcement of the new national lockdown measures Sport England has adapted the ... read more...

Children's activity levels drop in Cornwall national study shows
21st January 2021

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The impact of Covid-19 on children's health and wellbeing in Cornwall is being highlighted by a new report showing activity levels are down. Sport England's latest Active Lives Children and Young ... read more...

The Daily Mile
14th January 2021

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The Daily Mile is a great initiative aiming to get people active and outdoors, whilst keeping to lockdown rules and staying within their local area. From January 18th "England does the Daily ... read more...

Sports & Physical Activity: The New Lockdown Rules
8th January 2021

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We thought we'd share some clear, simple guidelines on what you can and can't do during lockdown to keep yourselves fit, healthy and active this winter. Gyms and sports facilities: Both indoor ... read more...

Do you work for the voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) sector within Cornwall? - SURVEY
16th December 2020

Do you work for the voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) sector within Cornwall? Help shape the future of social prescribing by completing the SURVEY! Pluss, in partnership with Rahul ... read more...

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for grassroots sports for the public and for sport/physical activity providers
2nd December 2020

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Following the country coming out of lockdown 2.0 on the 2nd December the Government have published new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for grassroots sports for the public and for sport/physical ... read more...

Sport England (SE) are working with the Government to update their resources and provide support to the sport and physical activity sector in the response to coronavirus restrictions
18th November 2020

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Tim Hollingsworth, SE chief executive, believes we are in a challenging time for the sport and physical activity sector but says SE will do everything in their power to help. "The people, clubs ... read more...

Learning Disability in Sport Awareness Workshop
3rd November 2020


Online Zoom Workshop: November 9th, 10am - 11am and November the 16th, 10am - 11am (participants will need to attend both sessions), 2 hours duration total. Developed through a partnership between ... read more...

COVID 19 - Trading Safely - Sportsgrounds and clubs
3rd November 2020


It's challenging times for sporting clubs struggling to balance returning to sport with financial pressures and the pressures around COVID. Cornwall Council's Public Protection team is committed ... read more...

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