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About the organisation

North Yorkshire Sport was founded in 1999 as a County Sports Partnership (CSP) covering the 7 District Authorities of Harrogate, Ryedale, Selby, Scarborough, Hambleton, Craven and Richmondshire, North Yorkshire County Council and the Unitary Authority of City of York Council.

Our overall aims as an organisation are to promote and encourage increased participation in Sport & Active Recreation, whether as a participant, volunteer or coach, supporting the sports infrastructure (clubs / facilities / voluntary sector) and to create meaningful and lasting partnerships with a range of key partners interested in sport and the health & wellbeing of North Yorkshire residents.

In April 2014 we became a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status (North Yorkshire Sport Ltd) and we are bound by our charitable objectives:

  • To advance amateur sport by (i) encouraging and enabling the residents of North Yorkshire and the City of York to participate in sports or games which promote health by involving physical or mental skill or exertion, and (ii) the provision and promotion of activities or facilities for the playing of any sport capable of improving health;
  • To advance and further the education of the public in matters relating to physical fitness, nutrition, active recreation, and lifestyle.

Our four Sporting Ambitions are:

1. Increase the number of people taking part regularly in community grass roots sport and the number of young people in full time education accessing high quality sport and PE each week

2. Increase the number of North Yorkshire residents competing at a regional, national and international level.

3. Increase the number of people in North Yorkshire taking part in health related activity through sport.

4. Build a strong adequately resourced sporting infra structure across North Yorkshire


North Yorkshire Sport Impact Report 2016/17


What is a County Sports Partnership (CSP)?

County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.

Partners include National Governing Bodies of Sport and their clubs, local authorities, school sport / school games partnerships, sport and leisure facilities, the private sector, public health and many other sporting and non-sporting organisations.

CSPs are led by a strategic board supported by a central team of professional staff who provide leadership, co-ordination and structures which allow people and organisations to work more effectively together at a sub-regional level.

What is the County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN)?

County Sports Partnership Network is a nationwide network of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to working together to provide a cohesive offer to regional and national agencies, sharing good practice and continually improving the effectiveness of the network.

CSP Network speaks on behalf of this network with national agencies and supports the development of CSPs through peer support, communication and collaboration.