County Sports Partnership Network

County Sports Partnership Network

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sports
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


The CSP Network is a nationwide network of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity.

As a registered charitable company and the umbrella body for County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), CSP Network leads, supports and represents CSPs. We are a federated structure of independent organisations and as most of the funding to CSPs does not come through CSP Network, we do not directly manage CSPs, but work closely with Sport England as the major funder of the network, and act as an improvement & innovation agency, learning what works in creating the conditions for success and driving impact across CSPs.

Our ambition is to further strengthen our unique network as a driving force for the development of local grassroots sport and physical activity over the next 20 years and beyond.



To achieve this, the organisation undertakes the following key functions:

County Sports Partnership Network

  • Provide leadership and facilitate collaboration to stretch and inspire CSPs and create more than the sum of the parts
  • create improvement tools, training and guidance and provide targeted support to help create high performing CSPs
  • Secure and develop partnerships, programmes & resources to enhance CSP added value and impact.
  • Promote the work of CSPs to increase understanding & support amongst key stakeholders

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