WHAT WE DO

Sports Development Services

There is an alternative to how sports development is delivered and we have proven this across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. A proven track record of creating a saving to the Local Authority, increased provision, and an impressive return on investment
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Project Management Services

We have an exceptional track record in delivering projects across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire in partnership with Active Partnerships, Public Health and Local Authorities, ranging from inactive residents to those at risk of radicalisation
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School Lettings

We provide a comprehensive, community driven model to managing the external lettings of our local schools. This includes significant investment into the school and surrounding community, free consultation on facility developments, and an income share model that offers the greatest return for your school on a financial level
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Activities and Events

Our regular programme of activities and year round events, cover two Counties and provide something for everyone. All of our activities and events are low cost and aimed at engaging new people into regular participation
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Meet The Team

James Cavalier MCIMSPA

Founder and Director

My role is to develop and strengthen relationships across the sector, and create new work programmes to ensure that our communities are as active as possible. I have a specific focus on Buckinghamshire, as well as overall business strategy and investment. It is my responsibility to explore new areas of growth and the recruitment of new staff to join our team.
Phone – 07725 002311

Kirsty Feasey

Project Director

My role is to lead on the quality of our contracts, and to develop new opportunities for growth within the Hertfordshire area. As well as leading on the services in Hertfordshire, I also write several of our funding bids, and line manage our Sport Project and Events Officers across the business. 
Phone – 07468 481193

Ian Rose

Non-Exec Director

My role is to support, advise and challenge the organisation to ensure that we are delivering the best quality services at the best value for the community.
As a former Team GB International athlete, my experience is different to our other Directors and adds a new dimension to our decision making at a strategic level.
Email – ian@ianrose.co.uk
Phone – 07776 292618

Gavin James

Sports Development Manager

My role is to lead the sports development and physical activity team in Buckinghamshire, ensuring that our services and contracts are delivered at the highest standards. This includes our programme of regular activities and events such as the holiday camps for children on free school meals, veterans football leagues, older adult and inclusion programmes.
Email – gavin.james@activeinthecommunity.org.uk
Phone – 07956 702435

Adam Howard

Sport Project and Events Officer

My role is to lead on the East Herts service including Active East Herts and the newly launched Forever Cycling East Herts programme which utilises the Motitech technology, bringing cycling into your living room, community centre or local library. I am also the main point of contact for all of our Herts network for collaborative projects and programmes.
Phone – 07538 706560

Lucy Peace

Community Sport and Health Officer Apprentice

My role is to provide support to the ongoing programmes and activities in Bucks, as well as developing and implementing new projects to address some of the barriers to entry for specific groups and individuals to become physically active.

Reuben Lin

Community Sport and Health Officer Apprentice

My role is to provide support to the ongoing programmes and activities in Bucks, as well as developing and implementing new projects to address some of the barriers to entry for specific groups and individuals to become physically active. 
Email – reuben.lin@activeinthecommunity.org.uk

Jack Watson

School Operations Manager

My role is to ensure that we have great staff working across our school sites and making sure that we are providing the best service possible. I am also responsible for ensuring that our activities have everything they require for their booking with us, and liaising with our school partners.

Joe Barnard

Active Inclusion Officer

My role is to lead on the Active Living Pilot project, commissioned by Buckinghamshire Public Health, to engage older adults in sheltered accommodation into physical activity. I also lead on the incredible Wheels For All Centre (adaptive cycling) and our Ladies Only Swimming programme across Bucks.

Lewis Edwards

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Coby Walton

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Lewis Taylor

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Jack Graham

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Sam Goldingay

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Fenton Short

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Alana Rixon

School Lettings Officer

My role is to manage the activities and events on site at our school settings. I am responsible for ensuring that every user that hires through us has a great experience and their booking is managed as smoothly as possible.

Steph Marsden

Digital Marketing Officer

My role is to lead on the digital marketing and promotion of our own services and activities, as well as supporting our network of community groups and users to promote their activities and needs across the two Counties.
Frequently Asked Questions
General

Our activities currently cover the counties of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire in addition to some of the surrounding border Districts.

The activities on offer range from traditional physical activities and sports, to some of the more obscure activities depending on the needs of the area. The team try to provide opportunities for everyone to get more active and new activities are always being added.

Active-In was the previous name of the organisation prior to 1st November 2018. Now known as Active in the Community CIC, a not-for-profit organisation that covers Bucks and Herts.

All of the team’s contact details, and the central office details, can be found on the ‘Meet the Team’ section on this page.

If you are interested in working with Active in the Community CIC as one of the team or feel that your organisation could benefit from working with us, please contact our Relationship Director James Cavalier via the ‘Meet the Team’ section on this page.

If you are interested in funding the start-up of a new project, or interested in sponsoring one of our existing programmes such as the talented athlete bursary scheme, please contact James Cavalier via the ‘Meet the Team’ section on this page.

Sessions and bookings

Information for all the activities running across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire can be found in the activities pages.

No, not all of our sessions need booking in advance, some are simply turn up and play. This information plus much more on all of our sessions can be found under their respective pages.

If a session does require booking this can be done via our website, simply visit that specific activities page and click on the book here link. This will take you through to the booking process.

Our refund policies are explained on each ticket booking page as some of our sessions require a longer cancellation period than other. We always try to be as understanding as possible though and will try to help find a solution for you.

We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with our booking system. Please contact a member of our team who will try and help you resolve any issues you are currently experiencing. The best ways are via email or social media:

Email – info@activeinthecommunity.org.uk

Social media: @activeinsport 

To find out about other activities happening near you visit one of the following links depending on your location;

Events

The main events run by Active in the Community are the ‘Go Tri’ entry level triathlon series. These can be found in the activities pages.

Further to this, the team do run a number of other events which can be found in the ‘events’ section of our website.

Our events are a mixture of free and paid for events, depending on the type of activity. However, all prices of our events and activities are kept at the absolute minimum and we often secure external funding to help lower this cost.

The events run by the team take place in Buckinghamshire and Hertforshire predominantly. However, the team also provide logistical support to several events in surrounding areas so you may see some of our team in other places too.

Sports Bursaries and Awards

Applications for the Wycombe District talented athlete bursaries opened on September 1st 2019 and will close on October 22nd 2019.

Applications forms can be completed directly on our our website via the ‘Talented Athlete Bursaries’ page. Once completed these forms can then be return via email to info@activeinthecommunity.org.uk 

We offer these bursaries to athletes competing at Regional, National Development Squad or International level in their respected sports that reside within the Wycombe District.

Ensure you complete all the questions with as much detail as possible. This is your opportunity to shout about your achievements and to let the panel know how dedicated you are to your sport.

Clubs and Organisations

This is something we do not currently offer, however we often have the opportunity to invest project funding into our sports clubs. We can also provide support and advice to supports clubs in all areas of their development.

Each year we run an annual Sports Forum in High Wycombe, which is a free event that provides up to date information, on a local, county and national level to sports clubs, educational establishments and other organisations within the District. It gives an insight into the key things that coaches, administrators and key volunteers need to know about. For example funding, marketing, and the county sports partnership priorities.

Although we cannot commit to any long term advertising we would be happy to promote your club sessions via our social media channels.

Schools

We provide a fully comprehensive facility management service that takes care of all of the administration, bookings, site operations, promotion and security.

Each year we run our annual Sports Forum, this is a free event that provides up to date information, on a local, county and national level to sports clubs, educational establishments and other organisations within the District. It gives an insight into the key things that coaches, administrators and key volunteers need to know about. For example funding, marketing, and the county sports partnership priorities.

Each year we offer a number of free School development days in a range of sports using some of the very best facilities in the area including Bisham Abbey NSC. These days usually consist of skills sessions throughout the morning, followed by some competitive elements in the afternoon. For more information on these days please visit the ‘School Development Days’ page located under the events tab on our website.

We currently work with schools all across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. If you are unsure please contact us by email:

info@activeinthecommunity.org.uk  

We work with a number of different professional athletes and would be happy to recommend a speaker to you depending on the needs of your school. Please contact us at info@activeinthecommunity.org.uk if you’d like to know more.

Coaches and Volunteers

We would recommend speaking directly to you local Active Partnership (formally known as County Sports Partnerships) as they are the workforce development leads in each area that we work. 

The team do not offer any bursaries directly as we try hard to subsidise the cost of the qualifications to all coaches and volunteers. However, you can often gain support through your Active Partnership (formally known as County Sports Partnerships) for qualifications.

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Active in the Community CIC
Head Office:
Halton Tennis Centre, Chestnut End, Halton Village, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5PD