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The following organisations may be of help to you in designing or delivering your project.

1.Your Local Community Enablement Officer.

Anyone interested in submitting a project proposal should contact their local Community Enablement officer. Applications should be submitted to your Community Enablement Officer (see How it Works Section).

Wem: Sue Thomas Email: Phone: 01939 237453.

Whitchurch: Nicki Young Email: Phone: 07990085187

Broseley: Kerry Rogers Email: Phone 07990 085206

Craven Arms: Lisa Bedford Email: Phone: 07990085656

2. Energize STW:

Our County Sports Partnership provides source of information and communication for everybody involved in sport and physical activity - those already working and participating as well as providing opportunities and advice for those looking to get involved - whatever level of interest or ability.

Email: Phone: 01743 297191

3. Shropshire Council

Works to encourage and enable everyone in Shropshire to benefit from participating in sport and physical activity -

Email: Phone: 01743 255071

4. Outdoor Partnerships Service

Is the part of Shropshire Council that maintains and develops recreational access, conserves and enhances the natural environment, and encourages people to improve their wellbeing by being active outdoors, including footpaths, parks, heritage sites , countryside sites and playgrounds. Support covers volunteering groups, such as Walking for Health parish paths and nature conservations activities


Information on walking, cycling, outdoor volunteering and horse riding

5. Shropshire Rural Community Council

Works with voluntary and community groups, and develop and deliver projects and services for a wide cross section of Shropshire's residents. Their Wise and Well Team holds information on a range of gentle exercise classes and runs The Wise and Well team at Shropshire RCC holds a database of gentle exercise classes and health walks across the county. the Association of Shropshire Exercise Teachers for all exercise providers who work with people with limited mobility or who are taking their first steps back into fitness. or

Phone: 01743 360641

6.Shropshire Libraries.

Your local library can help support and inspire you, your family or your group. It's Shropshire Community Directory includes details of local self help groups and health and social care organisations

7. AgeUK Shropshire and Telford

Provides a wide range of physical activity and exercise opportunities for over 55s.

Contact Susan at their Shrewsbury office on 01743 233 123.


Fact Zone

Almost 8 out of 10 adults believe they are active enough to benefit their health, but the truth is only 4 out of 10 men and 3 out of 10 women are active enough.
Finding ways to reduce time you spend sitting can be your first step to being more active.
Spending too much time sitting puts your health at risk.
Did you know that you burn the same amount of calories if you walk a mile as you do to run a mile?
It'’s never too late to start. Whatever your age, being active will help you keep healthy.
Physical inactivity is a major health risk and one of the main causes of ill health in the UK.
The benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of getting hurt, so doing a little is far better than doing nothing.
Sitting down for hours - at work, watching TV or playing on the computer increases your risk of poor health.
You burn 50 more calories an hour when standing than when sitting.
The more physical activity you do, the greater the benefit.
The more active or fit you are the lower your risk of heart disease.
Being active can help you sleep better, have more energy and feel more relaxed.
Move more, sit less. Sitting for long periods is not good for health so build in breaks when you stand or move.
Walking is the perfect exercise: it'’s free, convenient and easy!
Getting started is easier than you think. Changing a few daily habits can soon add up to a more active lifestyle.
The potential benefits of physical activity to health are huge. If a medication existed that had a similar effect, it would be regarded as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure.’ Chief Medical Officer, 2009
Physical activity can help prevent and manage a variety of health conditions and improve how you look and feel on a daily basis.
You can expect to see short-term benefits within weeks of starting to be more active.
Adults need to be active for at least 150 minutes each week. Try to be active every day.