Surrey’s 12 local authorities (County, Borough & District Councils - you can see details of each area's Sport Development Officers here) along with Sport England and Surrey Playing Fields, are the founding core partners. They remain so and have since been joined by a wide range of other agencies; there are currently 35 funding partners/sponsors, and many more partners/stakeholders both within and from outside of sport. For a full list, click here.
The Partnership aspires to be an open, inclusive, cross sector, multi-agency partnership involving all individuals and organisations with an involvement or interest in the development of sport and physical activity. Significant funding partners have Service Level Agreements in place.
Partners and stakeholders are drawn from across various sectors:
• Sport Sector – including clubs, sports governing bodies and other voluntary, public and commercial sports organisations;
• Community Sector – including local authorities, youth, health, social care, businesses and other non-sport organisations related to the cross cutting themes and wider physical activity landscape;
• Education Sector – including schools and school sports associations, the local education authority, and Further and Higher Education institutions.
Partners of Active Surrey agree to work co-operatively to achieve the agreed aims and objective of the Partnership and provide resources, both human and financial, as agreed when specific programmes are developed. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is being developed as a non-legally binding statement of intent as to how the partners wish to work together in partnership to achieve common goals.
The Active Surrey Partner Forum is a stakeholder representative body set up to encourage all groups, networks and organisations to have a voice in developing and delivering the Surrey Physical Activity Strategy. Partner Forum members are driving the strategic working groups, play a major part in deciding the content of the annual Surrey Physical Activity Conference and feed back information and actions through their networks and upwards to the Active Surrey Board.
The Partner Forum's terms of reference and current membership can be viewed below:
The Active Surrey Partner Forum membership is drawn from stakeholder networks and key organisations including:
SCLOG: The Surrey Chief Leisure Officers Group includes senior leisure/cultural services staff from all 12 Councils, the Surrey Arts Partnership and the Active Surrey Team.
SuSDOF: The Surrey Sports Development Officers Forum includes sports development staff from Borough/District Councils, FE Colleges, HE institutions, National Governing Bodies of Sport and the Active Surrey Team.
SPF: Surrey Playing Fields is a network of voluntary development officers working with sports governing bodies, clubs, councils, schools and landowners to protect pitches and outdoor spaces.
PESS Strategy Group: This Group looks to strategically develop Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) in Surrey and is a network of Head Teachers (from the six School Games hub schools), the Youth Sport Trust, the Active Surrey Team, Babcock 4S, and Surrey County Council.
SVAN: The Surrey Voluntary Action Network includes all Volunteer Centres.
Sports Councils: There are 12 Sports Councils covering the whole of Surrey (except Mole Valley and Tandridge); local clubs are members and drive the delivery of local sports awards, athlete bursaries and come and try events.