Case Studies | Examples of Our Work
Here are some case studies showcasing our recent work.
We strive for physical activity to be recognised for the positive impact it has through improved physical and mental wellbeing, educational attainment, social cohesion and economic development on the lives of the people in Dorset.
Bournemouth Heart Club have benefited from Sport England's Together Fund grant, to help increase the physical activity of people living with type 2 diabetes, and have created this impact video.
Together Fund Impact Film | CHILL Dorset
CHILL Dorset are a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing sea swimming courses as a form of therapy for people with anxiety, depression and long term health conditions. Watch the film to find out more about how these sessions help these groups.
Together Fund Impact Film | AECC College University
‘Get Active’ is an initiative funded by Active Dorset’s Together Fund and has allowed people who might not feel comfortable in a gym environment, to be able to get fit and exercise in a safe and supportive environment.
Together Fund Impact FIlm | Dorset Demons Wheelchair Basketball
Dorset Demons are a Wheelchair Basketball club which was set up several years ago by it's founder Terry, after realising there was a need for the sport in Dorset. They have recently received funding from Sport England's Together Fund which has allowed them to purchase specialised chairs for the sport.
Together Fund Impact Film | 5k Your Way Video
5k Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends, and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.
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Together Fund Impact Film | The Vale Pantry
The Vale Pantry received funding from Sport England's Together Fund in order to run hydrotherapy sessions for those living with Fibromyalgia in Sturminster Newton.
Pavilion Dance South West - Case Study (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Pavilion Dance South West was awarded funding from the Tackling Inequalities Fund in 2021, offering free street dance sessions to children.
Poole Grammar School (PDF, 519 Kb)
This infographic shows how Poole Grammar School used our funding and Sport England's Active Lives Survey to embed an Active Culture within the school.
A Tale of Two Counties - Podcast Series
Charlie Coward (Active Dorset) talks with Matt Evans (Active Lincolnshire) about what they have both learnt and experienced through working in the Health and Care sector.
Active Dorset and Wiltshire & Swindon Sport were tasked to collaborate on the Open School Facilities Project. Coordinated by Sport England, the project is gathering learning on the different models and potential opportunities for increasing community and after-school use across England.
Dorset School Games - Move It Week (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
Dorset School Games Move it Week celebrated sport and physical activity and saw over 160 Dorset Schools and 50,000 children register to take part.
Opening School Facilities (PDF, 514 Kb)
In 2021 Active Dorset was awarded an element of the national Opening School Facilities (OSF) Fund to help schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole (BCP) and the wider Dorset area to open their facilities.
Collaborative Working (PDF, 7 Mb)
Collaborative working and shared strategic vision key to the successful creation of Dorset ‘Picnic in the Park’ events.
Dorset Active Ageing Project Year Review (2019) (PDF, 185 Kb)
Active Dorset is pleased to be able to share some of the progress from year one of our systems change approach to embed physical activity.
Volunteer Value (PDF, 962 Kb)
At the core of Active Dorset’s engagement with low levels of physical activity is the development of a volunteer workforce within the county.