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Movement with Communities – Our Work in Plymouth

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 leads for Plymouth are Rebecca Skinner, Hayley Knight and Karen Jones. You can contact them by emailing: Rebecca.Skinner@activedevon.org, Hayley.Knight@activedevon.org or Karen.Jones@activedevon.org.

We also have two members of our team who are actively engaging with local clubs and organisations across Devon, to explore ways they can provide support on welfare and safeguarding best practice. If you are part of a club or organisation and would like to have a chat to see how they can help you, please get in touch. Nick Cull is the contact for Plymouth, and you can connect with him by emailing: Nick.Cull@activedevon.org.

Our Work in Plymouth

  • Active to Thrive is Plymouth’s physical activity plan to 2034. Developed collaboratively with partners, it aims to empower the least active and under-served communities across the city to be more active, enabling a greater chance of them thriving. We work from a community level, through to a strategic focus within the Active to Thrive strategy, embedding a whole systems approach to physical activity. It also links to Thrive Plymouth – the long-term plan to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities in the city.
  • Plymouth Pathfinder is a Sport England invested piece of work that we’re delivering for and with Plymouth City Council. It aims to provide better outcomes for two groups of vulnerable young people: young people who have experienced childhood trauma or (and) young people who have special educational needs. It does this using physical activity. We are helping young people to build their resilience, supporting them into adulthood and as such supporting future generations to enjoy being active. This video of the activity youth club at YMCA Plymouth, shows how we’ve worked with partners in Plymouth to support young people through our Plymouth Pathfinder work.

Who We’re Working with to Achieve Impact in Plymouth

Opportunities to Connect

We bring people together to collaborate and create impact. Here’s some opportunities for you to connect in Plymouth:

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

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 the Plymouth Online Directory can be found in our Resources to Help You Achieve Best Practice blog.


“When it comes to physical activity in Plymouth, more than 30% of adults and almost 40% of children and young people are not active enough for good health.” Source: Active Lives Children and Young People Survey Academic Year 2000 – 21 Report