The physical environments where we spend our daily lives have a significant impact on how active we are. Ensuring that communities have an environment that encourages physical movement and have access to provision of safe, inclusive and accessible facilities and spaces is key to promoting health and wellbeing.
We will work with partners to explore, develop and implement solutions that create and/or activate environments that make it easier for Londoners to be active, particularly for communities who face the greatest challenges of inequality.
Lewisham CommUNITY Hub
This project transformed a vacant retail space in Lewisham Shopping Centre into a health and wellbeing space. The initiative, delivered in partnership with Enable, Landsec, The Felix Project, and Lewisham Council, aims to give women and girls a safe space to be active, while also providing further services to nearby residents.
Space for Girls
Space for Girls project creates safe, welcoming hubs in key London communities for women and girls to be physically active. The project aims to serve communities with low activity levels by utilising dead and non-traditional spaces to provide ways for Londoners to find their way to move more.
Football Foundation Playzones
London Sport are delivering the Playzone project led by the Football Foundation to better utilise London’s Multi-use games areas (MUGAs). The aim is to create a network of local multi-sport facilities for the whole community to use, with a key focus on engaging women and girls.
For more information about our work with Active Environments contact our Strategic Lead for Active Environments Chris Donkin at [email protected].