In Manchester a range of partners are working to support people to be more active and to design moving, physical activity and sport back into daily life.

Manchester Active

Responsible for driving sport and physical activity across Manchester, inspiring and encouraging everyone to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle. Their role is to provide the leadership and a common narrative, working with the whole sport and physical activity sector to activate all publicly accessible sport and leisure places that exist across the city.

To change this relationship and remove barriers, Manchester Active started the conversation with Mancunians and asked them what sport and physical activity meant to them, how activity was part of their lives now and how they wanted it to be part of their lives in the future. Underpinned by one of the most extensive public consultation exercises the city has ever undertakenthe 10-year sport and physical activity strategy is the culmination of the overwhelming response received.

Manchester Active work with a large and diverse collection of unique partnerships and relationships across the sport, physical activity and health landscape across our city. Find out more about these wider partnerships here. is a new, innovative, shared web platform promoting sport, health and physical activity across Manchester. Offering you a city-wide choice at your fingertips, we’re here to truly help all Mancunians become more healthier and happier.

Built and hosted by MCRactive, the site provides a free online home for all organisations involved with the delivery of sport and physical activity across our city, providing the unique opportunity to publicly promote sessions, events, clubs, facilities or places in one single location.

To sign up to the Providers Portal and feature alongside other trusted organisations on please follow the link here.

To search the city for inspiration and opportunities to support your lifestyle choices please follow the link here.

Major Sports Events

Manchester is also host to many large events, such as the upcoming Women’s European Championships and Rugby League World Cup in 2022.

More information on Manchester sport events

MACC – Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation

MACC’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and local people to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live.

Learn about MACC

Manchester School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGOs) have several key roles: to coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club opportunities for all young people. In Manchester, the SGOs are;

Visit their website here

Transport for Greater Manchester

TfGM have a number of schemes aimed at making active travel the number one choice for travelling to work, to school and to the shops. This includes ‘The Bee Network’ connecting up areas and communities in Greater Manchester, making it easy, safe and attractive for people to travel on foot or by bike for everyday trips.

Learn about the Bee Network in Manchester