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April 2021


Hello, Changemakers!

Welcome to your April update for the we can move change maker community, where we share your stories of change, local events, training, insight, and information available to support our clients, friends, colleagues, patients, family and communities to enjoy a happier and healthier life here in Gloucestershire.

Champions of change 

we can move Changemakers are taking action (big and small!) helping to get Gloucestershire moving more every day.  Got something you want to share with the community?  Let us know.

Active Ageing

Do you work with or help support older adults in Gloucestershire?

We can move Changemaker programme – events and training 

  • Ask the Expert series: To CIC or not to CIC book now to find out all you need to know about setting up a Community Interest Company 
  • Lots of you enjoying the John Amaechi Inclusion in the workplace video
  • Photography for wellbeing – activity and tips for local walks
  • 16 April online Safeguarding roadshow with Barnwood Trust, Inclusion Glos Forest Sensory Servies and GDA 

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Funding opportunities

Sign up here to receive the latest funding alert direct to your inbox for more information on Sport England’s new Return to Play funding, clubs in crisis funding, and more. 

If you need any help with your applications or hear of any funding opportunities that you think might be of interest to other change makers – please pop Louisa an email and let her know. 

Click here to see all funding alerts. 

Active Inclusion

  • Free toolkit and video for young people #showmeyoucan to have fun whilst moving at home 
  • Free ‘Getting Active’ guides from Disability Rights UK 
  • Let’s not go back to normal! Catch up and watch the online panel discussion hosted by Race Equality Matters.

Additional resources for change makers

  • Update for holiday and afterschool clubs roadmap 
  • FAQ on coronavirus restrictions answered by Sport England- regularly updated  
  • Is your service on the BeWell Gloucestershire A – Z list of services?

Active Workplaces

  • Find out how to get moving more whilst working at home from Changemaker Kirsty.
  • Is work-life conflict affecting your employee wellbeing? Fantastic update from What Works Wellbeing 
  • Please share Get Britain Standing’s 2-minute sitting survey
  • Do you want to take part in the #big wiggle?’  A national event co-ordinated by On Your Feet Britain, taking place on Thursday 29th April 2021 is a  FREE and FUN way to reboot and energize your workplace habits. Can we inspire Gloucestershire’s workers to get active for the #BigWiggle – wherever their desk may be?

Active Women and Girls

Gloucestershire’s physical activity clubs and groups 

Gloucestershire and beyond

Events and Campaigns coming up

Here's a list of great events and campaigns coming up soon:

Stress awareness month – 1-30 April
World Health Day - 7 April 
The Big Pedal – 19-30 April 
On your feet Britain – 29 April
National walking month – 1-31 May  

Be active your way

If you know someone who is looking for ideas or inspiration to move a bit more, you can share the we can move Get Active page with them, this has lots of ideas, local activities information and support.  

Get Involved!

Want to share local classes, activities and events taking place in Gloucestershire? Join the we can move activities group on Facebook. You can also follow we can move on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram


We would like to hear from you. How are you getting others active? What challenges do you face?

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