Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We believe in the power of sport and physical activity to enable individuals to live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives, although we do understand that barriers to the enjoyment of sport and physical activity exist for many communities.

With inclusion at our core, Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire is committed to transparency and equality, listening to, understanding and breaking down these barriers to strategically tackle the inequalities that prevent people from participating in sport and physical activity. We want to ensure that everybody, from every background and in every place has equal access to physical activity and the benefits it can bring.

Being inclusive can sometimes be difficult and may require a change in culture, forward-thinking leadership, appropriate club structure and a desire to be welcoming of all, regardless of: race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Equity Policy

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is good practice for your club or organisation to adopt and publish an equity policy. Your sports National Governing Body may have a recommended equity policy for your sport, or you can use the Equity policy template provided by Club Matters. To find out more, visit the Club Matters Equity Policy page.

Useful Contacts

Women in Sport: Women in Sport is dedicated to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level. Their goal is to create a future where everyone can benefit from sport regardless of gender.

Sporting Equals: Sporting Equals actively promotes greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged, especially the black and minority ethnic (BAME) population, in sport and physical activity.

Equality in Sport: The Sports Council Equality Group offers a framework for assisting sports clubs to widen access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity from under represented individuals, groups and communities.

Age UK: Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Pride Sports: Pride Sports is the UK's LGBT Sports Development and Equity organisation, working to challenge homophobia in sport and improve access to sport for all LGBT people across the world.

Activity Alliance: Activity Alliance works to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active.