Greater Manchester Moving

Greater Manchester Moving is the comprehensive plan to reduce inactivity and increase participation in physical activity and sport that is aligned to the Greater Manchester Population Health Plan priority themes and wider reform agenda.

The shared purpose of GM Moving is to positively change the lives of people across Greater Manchester through physical activity and sport.

Building from our strengths and through system wide collaboration, we will double the rate of past improvements, reaching the target of 75% of people active or fairly active by 2025. The comprehensive Greater Manchester Moving plan, delivered with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Health and Social Care Partnership, Sport England, and hundreds of partners and communities across Greater Manchester, features 75 areas of work (these can be found in the GM Moving plan below). Together these will reduce inactivity and increase engagement in physical activity and sport in people of all ages, while creating more active environments, driving forward policy and system changes, and boosting physical activity’s links with economy and work. 

Greater Manchester has been awarded £10m of National Lottery funding by Sport England as a local delivery pilot area. Each of the ten areas will test and explore new measures to help children and young people aged 5-18 in out of school settings, those out of work or at risk of becoming workless, and those aged 40-60 with or at risk of long term health conditions to become more active.

A refresh of GM Moving is planned for 2021. We need to refresh, refocus, re-energise and adapt our collective approach in the context of the pandemic, inequalities and for the long term future. Find out more here

Strategy Refresh: GM Moving In Action


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GM Moving Website

Take a look around the new GM Moving website for more details on GM Moving and the learning to date.

Visit the GM Moving Site

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GM Moving in Action - Update and how you can get involved

By GreaterSport | 11 June 2021

There have been over 800 people joining the GM Moving in Action engagement conversations so what happens next?

Transforming governance and processes in action

By GreaterSport | 03 June 2021

A real life example of how Manchester applied the GM Moving Local Pilot Enabler of Change 'transforming governance and processes' in their work

Learning and adapting in action

By GM Moving | 26 May 2021

A real life example of how The Bureau, Glossop’s VCSE organisation, applied the GM Moving Local Pilot Enabler of Change 'learning and adapting' in their work