Who we are and what we do

Active Cornwall is a not-for-profit organisation focussed on providing leadership and support for the development of physical activity (including sport and movement) across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
This is an exciting and challenging time. Covid 19 has impacted levels of activity badly with many people becoming less active and the number of people who do nothing or very little activity on the increase. On the positive side there is now a greater understanding of the importance of being active and the role that being active plays in helping people lead fulfilling and happy lives.
Active Cornwall is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England, with its main funding for our core work being provided by Sport England.  The support services from Active Cornwall are hosted by Cornwall Council, which is the employer of our staff team.

How we work

Active Partnerships are often referred to as the glue that holds things together. Active Cornwall works to maintain a strategic influence on the overall physical activity, sport and movement system within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This means using our collective skills of our board and team to understand, influence, connect and support the local system of stakeholders and potential stakeholders. Working and interacting purposefully together to help Cornwall benefit more fully from encouraging active lifestyles.

Our main focus is on those who need support the most to bring movement into their lives. This can involve people of lower economic means, women, older people, people living with long term health conditions or a disability.

Our strategic direction is heavily influenced, as you would expect, by our main funder Sport England, their recent Uniting the Movement | Sport England strategy and the local priorities for Cornwall.

Our Values

Our values represent the fundamental requirements for each of us at Active Cornwall; creating a robust foundation for all other development to be built upon.


At the heart of everything we do and integral to the way we work, both internally and externally.


We are one team dedicated to delivering together by working with others to make a real difference to people’s lives.


Reflected in the way we work, our everyday conversations and making time – we understand the important role that innovation has to play.

Our Vision

EVERYONE in Cornwall has the opportunity to live an active, healthy and happy life.