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Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

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Chair-based exercises get people moving across Lincolnshire

Chair-based exercises get people moving across Lincolnshire

CLIP (Community Learning in Partnership) CIC have got people moving throughout 2023 thanks to £4,976 of funding from Sport England’s Together Fund, that was distributed through Active Lincolnshire.

The ‘Keep on Moving’ Project provided six weekly sessions of chair-based movement to music to assist those who find it difficult to be active, helping to support them build strength and feel better both mentally and physically.

CLIP have been in operation since 1995 with the clear goal of widening participation in learning by people from rural, coastal, and isolated communities. They work across a wide group of people within the community from 16+ years providing training and support for personal development, health and wellbeing, higher education and work skills. Following feedback from their customers that had a disability or long-term health condition, they identified that low impact sessions was not readily available.

Throughout the project, 120 participants engaged in the sessions increasing their physical activity from low or no physical activity to 1 hour per week. Sessions were delivered to groups of 10 people across Gainsborough, Market Rasen and Mablethorpe.

Participant feedback included:

‘’I enjoyed most of the exercises and they were taught at different speeds to support all abilities. I feel active and I really enjoy it, it cheers me up as its good fun.’’
‘’Being able to move with my good arm has given me a sense of feeling accomplished. It has helped me heal.’’

CLIP told us:

“In April 2023 we found out that we were successful in winning the Active Lincolnshire Together Fund, which saw us deliver the 'Keep on Moving' project. This provided weekly sessions of chair-based movement to music across Mablethorpe, Market Rasen and Gainsborough. The programme ran for 24 weeks, between May and September. It was a huge success and helped individuals struggling with their movement, as well as improving mental health and wellbeing, with many feeling that the sessions had become the highlight of their week.

Soon after the project started, we realised that these individuals faced a barrier to entry, as those who were less active and in more rural areas of Lincolnshire struggled to make it into the centres. We decided to change to an outreach programme and deliver sessions in local care homes and venues to remove this barrier, supporting many more individuals in attending. The positive experience of these activities has lasted beyond the sessions, and we have now successfully acquired further funding for programme continuity. Further great news sees the model being considered elsewhere across East Lindsey District Council and beyond.”

To find out more about Community Learning in Partnership and how to get involved please go online to

Sport England’s Together Fund existed to help reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and help community groups working with target audiences to grow and help more people. The Fund was a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020, as part of the support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the Covid-19 crisis. £20 million of National Lottery funding committed to helping groups that were being disproportionally affected by the pandemic and was significantly impacting their ability to physically active. This included lower socio-economic groups, culturally diverse communities, disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

You can find out more about clubs that benefitted from the funding here.

Discover current funding opportunities on our funding pages.