About Active Together

Formerly known as Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Active Together are here to make physical activity and sport more accessible and part of our everyday lives.

Our Vision: Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland; a place where physical activity is part of daily life, leading to people living healthier and happier lives.

For our Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland residents - Let's Get Moving

Active Together are here to help you to move a little more, in your own way.

We work with many organisations across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to support you on your journey to being healthier and happier, by moving more.

Let's Get Moving!

For our Partners

Active Together are here to help organisations and individuals support more people to be active and move more.

We work collaboratively with a range of partners across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland who share the ambition to reduce inequalities in physical activity and to help our communities realise the benefits of a more physically active life.

Supporting and Enabling Physical Activity & Sport


2021 Update

We are pleased to announce the next part of our journey to encourage the people of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to move more in their own way.

We have changed our name to 'Active Together' (formerly Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport/LRS).

We want to build a better system for physical activity and sport across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, to support the wellbeing of our communities.

Our Active Together brand is now being integrated across local programmes, campaigns and events and our role continues in developing a physical activity narrative for our Partners.

We have expanded and spilt our social media channels to provide dedicated accounts for our Partners and local residents - click below to find our links and connect with us.

Our branding will continue to transition over the coming months with the aim that by November 2021 'Active Together' will be fully integrated across our range of digital services, programmes and campaigns that underpin the overall movement.

We want to use this development of our brand, along with the flexible way that our Partners can adopt and amend it for local fit, to symbolise that we are building a movement. Working alongside like-minded Partner organisations and individuals, to champion the importance of physical activity in everyday life, for our physical and mental health.

Bev Smith (Chair, Active Together) said:

September 2021.

"The relaunch of our brand also includes changing from the LRS name/logo to our Active Together brand; we believe it symbolises our commitment to maintain the high standards that our partnership has sustained over many years.

However, we want it to be much more than simply a marketing exercise. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought it home to old and new partners that good health is central to everyone's quality of life and as one of partners has recently said "health and economic prosperity, are the two sides of the same coin".

We want to use this development of our brand, along with the flexible way that our partners can adopt and amend it for local fit, to symbolise that we are building a movement of like-minded partners, to champion the importance of physical activity in everyday life, for our physical and mental health."


Active Together is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England and we are hosted by Leicestershire County Council.

We work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives.

Active Partnerships like Active Together have been set up by Sport England as the delivery system for the development of sport and physical activity at a county level, ensuring national resources have local reach.


Active Partnerships

What is an Active Partnership?

Sport England invest in 43 Active Partnerships covering every part of England. Active Partnerships have a strong understanding of their local place and can broker and support the right relationships, and help identify the best opportunities to increase sport and physical activity in their communities.

Active Partnerships will think about what's important based on local needs, and use their understanding to be tactical in creating chances to get active which achieve the health, social and economic outcomes in the governing's Sporting Future Strategy.

This means supporting local partners and responding to local needs, and targeting where intervention or extra capacity is needed to create a more joined-up approach to tackling inactivity in their areas.

Active Partnerships National Team

The Active Partnerships National Team is the improvement and innovation agency that leads, supports and represents Active Partnerships. The team is focused on learning what works locally and driving collaboration and impact across the network.