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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Effective work across and between sectors in action

By GM Moving | 12 May 2021

A real life example of how Tameside Council, applied the GM Moving Local Pilot Enabler of Change 'effective work across and between sectors' in their work

Strategic leadership enabling collective leadership in action

By GM Moving | 05 May 2021

A real life example of how Greater Manchester's local pilot forums applied the GM Moving Local Pilot Enabler of Change 'strategic leadership enabling collective leadership' in their work

Involving local people and growing assets in action

By GM Moving | 28 April 2021

A real life example of how Bury Council have applied the GM Moving Local Pilot Enabler of Change 'involving local people and growing assets' in their work