Movement with Communities – Our Work in Exeter
We are committed to working with partners, to achieve positive impact for people’s lives, in local places where multiple inequalities exist. We can do this by connecting, advocating and enabling people to move more.
Working Together to Achieve Systemic Change
By working together, we can overcome more challenges and find new ways to help people in the community be active.
Our Partnerships team are our community-based leads in designated localities across the county. They work together with local and national partners, organisations, groups, volunteers and activity providers. The community-based lead for Exeter is Dai Carpenter. You can contact Dai by emailing:
You can also read their bios on our Meet the Team page.
Our Work in Exeter
- Our work in Exeter complements that of Live and Move, which is closely linked with our Everyday Movement and Early Life strategy themes.
- We promote active travel opportunities through Adult Cycle Training Sessions and community engagement in six new home developments.
- Working with key schools to support community use of their sites through the Opening School Facilities Programme.
Who We’re Working with in to Achieve Impact in Exeter
- Travel Devon
- Ride On cycling charity
- Sport England Local Delivery Pilot team
- Devon County Council
- Exeter City Council
- Live and Move
- Eastern Local Care Partnership
- Local Primary Schools (CAS), local Secondary Schools (Opening Schools Facilities)
Opportunities to Connect
We bring people together to collaborate and create impact. Here’s some opportunities for you to connect in Exeter:
- Email email@example.com to contact the Live and Move team, to learn more about their support for community-based physical activity groups and activities in Exeter. Or visit the Live and Move website, (link above) to find out more.
- Our free Adult Cycling Training sessions are for adults who want to improve their cycling skills and gain more confidence. They are open to adults who live or work in Devon (except Plymouth and Torbay) and are delivered by qualified cycling instructors.
Physical Activity Providers Hub
Our Physical Activity Provider Hub contains a range of resources from us and our trusted partners. This support is aimed to help you to build a resilient offer, reach new audiences and meet local community needs, both now and into the future.
Promoting and Delivering Your Activities
Devon Connect is a free online community hub for residents and communities across Devon (currently not including Plymouth). As a local group or organisation, you can make connections and share knowledge, information and resources.
The Plymouth Online Directory provides information, advice, help, and support services to adults, young people, and families who live and work in Plymouth. Creating a page on the directory is free and simple to do.
More information on both Devon Connect and the Plymouth Online Directory can be found in our Resources to Help You Achieve Best Practice blog.
“In Exeter, 75.2% of children can swim 25 metres unaided which is the highest in Devon.” Source: Active Lives Children and Young People Survey 2021-22