Active Connections is a social enterprise that works to helps connect people to the power of sport and fitness. We develop our own projects as well as supporting others to grow theirs.
We have two aims, one is to help people connect to the power of sport and fitness through our projects. Second is to help not for profits and businesses with a social aim to grow their business and sustainability.
We are a not ‘100% not for profit ‘organisation. Our profits go into supporting our social projects that connect people to the power of sport and fitness, which includes projects such as ActiveDads, GirlForce and Active Start. We have been delivering projects since 2011 and have won local and national awards for our campaigns. We believe that everyone should be able to access the benefits of being active. From supporting the Early Years sectors to young adults, our projects reach those that need the help the most.
Through our work we have learnt how to develop, manage and deliver successful campaigns and projects. We now offer services to other organisations to help them achieve their aims.
Established in 2011 we pride ourselves to have worked with local, regional and national partners including Barnardos, Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol, University of Gloucestershire, StreetGames, Forestry Commission, NHS Gloucestershire, Active Gloucestershire and organisations from the voluntary and private sectors.
During the journey of Active Connections we have developed a number of commercial brands. These have grown and have contributed to the overall growth of Active Connections. Providing income from their profits to keep projects going when funding is scarce. These include Ministry of Running Ltd, Glow Sports and Social Message Ltd. Active Connections manages the day to day operations of these businesses.
To become the leading project and campaign management organisation connecting people to the power of sport and fitness.
Our Funders and Partners
Our work would not be possible without the support of funders and partners.
We were not born an agency but we have evolved into one. It has been a process that has allowed us to learn through experience and evaluating the smallest detail. With the experience of working both with clients and beneficiaries daily, we have grown with the knowledge of how to reach the unreachable and engage the unengaged.
Active Connections founded by Mike Squire
June , 2011
First contract awarded with NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council on developing an early years programme
First large grant awarded by Comic Relief for the ActiveDADs project
First consultancy contract awarded with StreetGames UK
First own commercial brand launched. (GlowSports)
Active Connections is a not for profit that connects people to the benefits of sport and fitness. We focus on the wider benefits of being active, working with partners to deliver award wining campiagns and projects.