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Physical Activity – Manchester Moving

In Manchester, we pride ourselves on our creativity, warmth and togetherness.

Our bee symbol pays homage to our busy nature and aptitude for collaboration.

Like a lot of things in an ever-complex world, navigating Manchester's structures can understandably feel overwhelming.

How do you go about accessing funding for a local sports group or make changes to your local park, where would you even begin?

We aim to simplify these structures and outline the support available for the exciting community initiatives related to movement taking place in our city.

The Manchester Local Pilot has a focus on the four wards and target audiences, a community development programme and walking and cycling initiatives.


  • Ancoats and Beswick
  • Clayton and Openshaw
  • Miles Platting and Newton Heath
  • Woodhouse Park


  • Children and young people aged 5-18 in out-of-school settings
  • People out of work, and people in work but at risk of becoming workless
  • Adults aged 40 – 60 years, with or at risk of a long-term condition and people with a learning disability

Greater Manchester was selected as one of 12 Local Delivery Pilots by Sport England following a competitive 12-month application process.

The pilot endeavours to increase and remodel engagement in physical activity, health and wellbeing in Manchester by placing community at the heart of design and delivery with a focus on the voluntary sector.

Manchester has a collaborative approach that brings together organisations such as MCRactive GM Moving Sport England, Macc and many more.

This is a network of Local Government, voluntary sector, private and national organisations who work together towards a shared objective of; improving health and increasing movement.

If you would like to know more about how to get involved or how to access any support you might need, please contact Terry Manyeh on 0161 830 4770 or email: terry@macc.org.uk

Download the Manchester Pilot brochure

Manchester Pilot manifesto

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