About us

So here you are wondering who Wesport are and what we are here to do. Well simply put, we are a sporting charity that is passionate about helping people become more physically active and enjoy the benefits that an active lifestyle can bring.

We started our work in April 2006 when we became a registered charity (Charity No. 1114495) and the Active Partnership (formerly CSP) for the West of England. This means that we work across the four Unitary Authorities of Bath and North East SomersetBristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire by championing sport and physical activity. 

In August 2016 we released our new strategy ‘Improving Lives’ for 2016 - 2020. As part of the strategy, we defined our new focused mission ‘Create, Inspire and Empower through Sport and Physical Activity’. Central to achieving this mission is the ability to build strong collaborative relationships, finding ‘win-wins’ and mutual benefits in working with other organisations locally, regionally and nationally.

If you would like to find out more information about our current strategy, please visit the 'Our Strategy' section above. 

If you are passionate about sport and physical activity in the West of England, then we would love to hear from you and see if we could work together. Get in touch with us by emailing info@wesport.org.uk or call 0117 328 6250.

how do we do what we do?

We have a team of 14 staff and 7 trustees who work to deliver a range of programmes that are funded by a number of different organisations including Sport EnglandActive Partnerships and the National Lottery. Some of our main activities include:

  • Working with a wide variety of local partners, enabling the delivery (directly and indirectly) of nationally-funded sports programmes
  • Providing leadership, expertise and resources to improve the variety and accessibility of sporting opportunities for local people by actively developing clubs, coaching and volunteering
  • Supporting sporting activities in educational establishments, schools, colleges and universities
  • Connecting with community organisations, such as disability, black and minority ethnic, women and girl’s groups, social housing and community health organisations to get more people involved in sport and physical activity.

If you want to find out more information about our work, please visit the Our Work section of our website.

If you would like more information about how you can work with us, please visit the Work with Us section of our website.