Active Communities is powered by Active Nation, a campaigning charity on a mission to persuade the nation to be active. We work with partner organisations and members of the community to promote active and healthy lifestyles through community activities, events and health related interventions.

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  • ActiveAbility Solent | Aaron Phipps

    In October 2018 we met up with Paralympic Team GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete Aaron Phipps at the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre to hand over a specialist Quickie Shark hand bike that was donated by our friends at Millbrook Healthcare. Read more

  • Special Olympics Solent: The Journey to Stirling

    Four of our Special Olympics Solent athletes are heading up to the Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games in Stirling this summer. We have been following their journey all year. Read more about the amazing efforts of this awesome team. Read more

  • Active Nation Announced As Ukactive Award Finalists For Second Year

    We are delighted that we've been announced as FINALISTS in four categories for the 2018 ukactive ‘Active Uprising’ Awards. Read more


  • Lynn Steblecki is a true Warrior!

    Lynn Steblecki is a true warrior. In the face of adversity, she has shown us how to be strong which has a positive impact on others. Read more

  • Carol's story - Living with Primary Biliary Cholangitis

    I had a routine health check last August 2017. The check up included a fasting blood test which was done just after my 60th birthday. Read more

  • This Girl Can – This Girl Did!

    The #ThisGirlCan campaign, supported by Sport England, is inspiring women to get active and be themselves regardless of age, shape, size or ability. A celebration of women doing it for themselves! Read more