Living Sport is celebrating after being awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding to help people in new housing growth communities across the area stay active when their life circumstances change.
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The funding bid, which will go towards the Active New Communities project, is a successful collaboration between a large number of partners across the area including Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Peterborough City Council and Vivacity, developers Urban and Civic and Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association.
Living Sport’s Active New Communities project focuses on helping individuals to stay active while relocating to a new community. Moving house is recognised as a significant event in a person’s life that can be a cause of stress and a disrupter to ‘good’ behaviours. Moving into an entirely new community, which at first often lacks sporting facilities and established sport and physical activity provision, can have a negative impact on physical activity habits.
The Active New Communities project will be delivered into eight strategic growth sites in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. These eight ‘new communities’ are being built and occupied during the period 2018-2021. In the first year, activity will be focused on Northstowe, Alconbury Weald and Hauxton.
The project will bring together a range of partner organisations that work in Cambridgeshire’s new communities to ensure that residents are provided with information and opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity.
Living Sport is one of a number of partners that
Cllr Peter Hudson, Cambridgeshire County Council Health Committee Chairman, said “We’re really excited about the Active New Communities programme kicking off thanks to this important funding from
“Our priority is to keep people active and improve their physical wellbeing. With so many things to think about when relocating, practising sports can quickly become secondary. This project will help those who are moving into new communities to find the best
“Thanks to National Lottery players, we are giving Living