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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

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Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Research & Insights: Health & wellbeing

The latest research and insights on how physical activity is essential for our health and wellbeing.

Physical Activity is essential for all our health and wellbeing, but sometimes the people who could benefit the most, face the most barriers to getting active. Whether that is someone with a long-term health condition who isn't sure how to get started, or a pregnant woman who is unsure about exercising safely, we've gathered together research and insight below to help you support people to get active in ways that suit them.

  • Tackling Inequalities Fund Evaluation Report

    The Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) was launched by Sport England in April 2020 to make £20m of National Lottery funding available to support community groups in maintaining connections and physical activity opportunities in the recovery from Covid-19.

    This evaluation, compiled by independent evaluator ROC Research Consultancy, retrospectively explored the TIF in Lincolnshire between November 2021 and February 2022 to understand how Active Lincolnshire, Sport England and partners across Lincolnshire worked collaboratively to find sustainable approaches to reduce health inequalities through physical activity using the TIF.

    The report looks at questions including:

    • How have organisations worked together with the TIF?
    • How has the TIF impacted on health inequalities in the short term and long term?
    • What learning can be used in to inform future work?

    Read the Summary Evaluation Report

    Read the full Evaluation Report

  • Long term health conditions

    Long term health conditions

    Over 19 million adults in England live with one or more longstanding health conditions. These people are almost twice as likely to be inactive compared to people without a health condition.

    We are Undefeatable

    We are Undefeatable is a national campaign to support people who live with one or more long-term health conditions. It aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s to build physical activity into their lives.

    Visit the We are Undefeatable website.

    Covid 19 Impact report

    This impact report draws upon a range of sources to provide a picture of
    physical activity attitudes and behaviours
    amongst adults with long term health
    conditions (LTHCs),and how they have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Download the report:

    Health conditions and physical activity
    Understanding the impact of Covid-19

    For access to further resources sign up to the We are Undefeatable Supporters Hub on their website.

  • Pre and post natal

    Pre and Post Natal

    Physical Activity During Pregnancy and Beyond - Behavioural Insight Report

    To better understand awareness of key guidance, perceptions of pre- and post-natal physical activity and barriers to engagement, in 2021 Active Lincolnshire commissioned Social Change UK to conduct Behavioural Insight research with four key audience groups:

    • Pre- and post-natal residents (those who are going through pregnancy and/or have given birth in the previous 12 months)

    • The general community (residents who had not been pregnant in the previous 12 months)

    • Maternity care professionals

    • Professionals working in the sport, physical activity and fitness sector

    The research was carried out as part of our pre and post natal programme of work. Find out more about what we are doing in this area here.

    Our initial scoping work highlighted a lack of awareness among pregnant individuals as to what activities are suitable to engage in during pregnancy and beyond, as well as perceived pressure on pregnant people to ‘sit down and slow down’ during pregnancy and lose weight following birth. Moreover, evidence suggests that pregnancy can cause individuals to experience fear due to the unfamiliarity of their changing bodies, reducing their confidence in engaging in physical activity. These findings informed the development of two surveys which collectively sought to better understand perceptions, attitudes and behaviours towards engaging in physical activity in pregnancy and beyond with the view to identifying key areas of focus for behaviour change.

    Read the report here.

    Active Pregnancy Foundation

    The Active Pregnancy Foundation works to support women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond, by providing expertise & advice, changing culture & challenging policy. They provide a range of resources and guidance for new mums and mums to be, as well as working with professionals to offer advice, training and resources to help them support pre and post natal women.

    Visit the website

The Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) was launched by Sport England in April 2020 to make £20m of National Lottery funding available to support community groups in maintaining connections and physical activity opportunities in the recovery from Covid-19.

This evaluation, compiled by independent evaluator ROC Research Consultancy, retrospectively explored the TIF in Lincolnshire between November 2021 and February 2022 to understand how Active Lincolnshire, Sport England and partners across Lincolnshire worked collaboratively to find sustainable approaches to reduce health inequalities through physical activity using the TIF.

The report looks at questions including:

  • How have organisations worked together with the TIF?
  • How has the TIF impacted on health inequalities in the short term and long term?
  • What learning can be used in to inform future work?

Read the Summary Evaluation Report

Read the full Evaluation Report

Long term health conditions

Over 19 million adults in England live with one or more longstanding health conditions. These people are almost twice as likely to be inactive compared to people without a health condition.

We are Undefeatable

We are Undefeatable is a national campaign to support people who live with one or more long-term health conditions. It aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s to build physical activity into their lives.

Visit the We are Undefeatable website.

Covid 19 Impact report

This impact report draws upon a range of sources to provide a picture of
physical activity attitudes and behaviours
amongst adults with long term health
conditions (LTHCs),and how they have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Download the report:

Health conditions and physical activity
Understanding the impact of Covid-19

For access to further resources sign up to the We are Undefeatable Supporters Hub on their website.

Pre and Post Natal

Physical Activity During Pregnancy and Beyond - Behavioural Insight Report

To better understand awareness of key guidance, perceptions of pre- and post-natal physical activity and barriers to engagement, in 2021 Active Lincolnshire commissioned Social Change UK to conduct Behavioural Insight research with four key audience groups:

• Pre- and post-natal residents (those who are going through pregnancy and/or have given birth in the previous 12 months)

• The general community (residents who had not been pregnant in the previous 12 months)

• Maternity care professionals

• Professionals working in the sport, physical activity and fitness sector

The research was carried out as part of our pre and post natal programme of work. Find out more about what we are doing in this area here.

Our initial scoping work highlighted a lack of awareness among pregnant individuals as to what activities are suitable to engage in during pregnancy and beyond, as well as perceived pressure on pregnant people to ‘sit down and slow down’ during pregnancy and lose weight following birth. Moreover, evidence suggests that pregnancy can cause individuals to experience fear due to the unfamiliarity of their changing bodies, reducing their confidence in engaging in physical activity. These findings informed the development of two surveys which collectively sought to better understand perceptions, attitudes and behaviours towards engaging in physical activity in pregnancy and beyond with the view to identifying key areas of focus for behaviour change.

Read the report here.

Active Pregnancy Foundation

The Active Pregnancy Foundation works to support women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond, by providing expertise & advice, changing culture & challenging policy. They provide a range of resources and guidance for new mums and mums to be, as well as working with professionals to offer advice, training and resources to help them support pre and post natal women.

Visit the website