Inclusive Employers

June 17, 2022

Prioritising inclusion in 2022 with the Leading for Renewal Programme

We are delighted to announce that Active Cumbria is one of 36 organisations taking part in the innovative Leading for Renewal (LFR) programme. Now in its second year, LFR is a yearlong inclusion and diversity initiative, made possible by a partnership between Sport England and Inclusive Employers.

LFR has been designed for Sport England partners to help them meet the aspirations of Sport England’s 10-year strategy, ‘Uniting the Movement’, which aims to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

As the UK’s leading experts in Inclusion & Diversity, Inclusive Employers are the perfect partner to deliver this programme. LFR has been considerately designed to embed inclusion and diversity into the core functions and corporate priorities of participating organisations, and on a wider platform contribute and underpin their Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans.

This goal is realised through LFR’s three different programme tiers – Inclusive Leaders (for CEOs or equivalent), Inclusive Enablers (for Senior Managers), and Inclusive Influencers (for the wider workforce).

Each tier comprises webinars, events, toolkits and resources to support inclusion activity.  The core messages and content are common across all three tiers but tailored to the specific roles and level of influence of participants and focused on delivering real inclusion progress at every level.

Active Cumbria, part of Cumbria County Council’s Public Health Team are excited to participate in LFR because it supports our goals and delivery of our 5-year plan. Through this programme we hope to support the development of the physical activity and sport workforce by increasing the numbers and diversity of people delivering and participating in sustainable physical activity opportunities in their communities.

Richard Johnston, Active Cumbria Senior Manager, Operations said “We are fully committed to participating in the LFR programme and working in our communities to embed inclusion and diversity within the sport and physical activity sector in Cumbria.  This is a fundamental aspect to ensuring everyone in Cumbria is enjoying an active lifestyle.”