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.

Get involved

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.

Insight & research

We collect and interpret data about the activity levels of children in Lincolnshire so we can create opportunities that meet the needs of young people across the county.

  • Active Lives CYP survey

    The Active Lives Children and Young People survey

    What is the Active Lives survey? 

    Active Lives Children and Young People is a world-leading national survey by Sport England, designed to measure the attitudes, behaviours and activity levels of children aged 5-16. The survey provides everyone working with children insight into how active young people in Lincolnshire are – and what we can do to ensure that the provision of physical activity for children meets the needs of local communities. 

    How the Active Lives survey can improve the lives of children in Lincolnshire

    The Active Lives Children and Young People survey is an incredibly useful tool for schools. By helping headteachers and staff understand how their pupils are engaging with physical activity, the survey gives schools the chance to improve participation – which can have long-term positive effects on students’ behaviour, concentration, and overall physical and mental wellbeing.

    Along with this key data about your students, schools are offered a range of incentives to take part in the survey:

    • Your school will receive a detailed bespoke report, giving you a deeper insight into your students’ activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.
    • The survey earns your school a score from the Department of Education‘s Healthy Schools Rating Scheme – which can be used as evidence for your Ofsted reports and funding applications.
    • As a thank you for taking part, Sport England offer at least £100 worth of credits to spend on sports equipment, giving your pupils access to a range of new opportunities to be active.
    • Active Lincolnshire offers participating schools a discount on our Wheelchair Sports Programme, giving young people with a physical impairment more opportunities to engage with sport.

    The survey also helps our team at Active Lincolnshire understand more about how young people across the county are engaging with sport – which means we can direct funding and support to the areas that need it most. Whether that’s improving access to physical education in secondary schools or developing new local facilities, your school’s participation directly supports us in our mission to get young people more active, more often.  

    How can schools take part? 

    Every year, over 100 schools across Lincolnshire are randomly selected to take part in the survey. As part of our role in education, Active Lincolnshire works with the selected schools to provide everything they need to complete the survey – including advice, information sheets and templates for letters to parents.

    If your school has been selected, the head of school will be notified and Active Lincolnshire will contact you to help guide you through the process. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and can be emailed to students to fill in at a time that suits them. The questions ask about their current levels of physical activity in school and at home, and have been altered to reflect the current climate. 

    There’s no need to sign up – if your school has been selected, we’ll get in touch to let you know what to do next. We hope you’ll consider taking part.

    Thank you for helping us support young people in Lincolnshire. 

    Find out more about Active Lives Children and Young People

    Contact us for more information by emailing Ian Brown.

    See Lincolnshire’s Active Lives Children and Young People insight or visit Sport England's website for more information.

  • Children & young people insight

    Children & young people insight

    Data and insight about children and young people's activity levels can help with the creation of opportunities to be active for those that will benefit most.

    Visit our Knowledge Hub to view the latest CYP insight.

The Active Lives Children and Young People survey

What is the Active Lives survey? 

Active Lives Children and Young People is a world-leading national survey by Sport England, designed to measure the attitudes, behaviours and activity levels of children aged 5-16. The survey provides everyone working with children insight into how active young people in Lincolnshire are – and what we can do to ensure that the provision of physical activity for children meets the needs of local communities. 

How the Active Lives survey can improve the lives of children in Lincolnshire

The Active Lives Children and Young People survey is an incredibly useful tool for schools. By helping headteachers and staff understand how their pupils are engaging with physical activity, the survey gives schools the chance to improve participation – which can have long-term positive effects on students’ behaviour, concentration, and overall physical and mental wellbeing.

Along with this key data about your students, schools are offered a range of incentives to take part in the survey:

  • Your school will receive a detailed bespoke report, giving you a deeper insight into your students’ activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.
  • The survey earns your school a score from the Department of Education‘s Healthy Schools Rating Scheme – which can be used as evidence for your Ofsted reports and funding applications.
  • As a thank you for taking part, Sport England offer at least £100 worth of credits to spend on sports equipment, giving your pupils access to a range of new opportunities to be active.
  • Active Lincolnshire offers participating schools a discount on our Wheelchair Sports Programme, giving young people with a physical impairment more opportunities to engage with sport.

The survey also helps our team at Active Lincolnshire understand more about how young people across the county are engaging with sport – which means we can direct funding and support to the areas that need it most. Whether that’s improving access to physical education in secondary schools or developing new local facilities, your school’s participation directly supports us in our mission to get young people more active, more often.  

How can schools take part? 

Every year, over 100 schools across Lincolnshire are randomly selected to take part in the survey. As part of our role in education, Active Lincolnshire works with the selected schools to provide everything they need to complete the survey – including advice, information sheets and templates for letters to parents.

If your school has been selected, the head of school will be notified and Active Lincolnshire will contact you to help guide you through the process. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and can be emailed to students to fill in at a time that suits them. The questions ask about their current levels of physical activity in school and at home, and have been altered to reflect the current climate. 

There’s no need to sign up – if your school has been selected, we’ll get in touch to let you know what to do next. We hope you’ll consider taking part.

Thank you for helping us support young people in Lincolnshire. 

Find out more about Active Lives Children and Young People

Contact us for more information by emailing Ian Brown.

See Lincolnshire’s Active Lives Children and Young People insight or visit Sport England's website for more information.

Children & young people insight

Data and insight about children and young people's activity levels can help with the creation of opportunities to be active for those that will benefit most.

Visit our Knowledge Hub to view the latest CYP insight.