Here you will find information and resources for the Sport England local delivery pilot, JU:MP

This is the area which JU:MP delivers in:

Active Bradford Area New

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Bradford is one of 12 Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs) across the country, funded by Sport England aiming to better understand what helps people to be active in their communities. Sport England are investing up to £8 million of Lottery Investment in the JU:MP programme over the next five years to evaluate the impact of taking a whole systems approach to physical activity. Born in Bradford, a research programme hosted at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are leading the pilot on behalf of Active Bradford. JU:MP aims to test and learn more about what helps children aged 5 – 14 years and their families to be active.


Why it matters

Research has shown that low levels of physical activity during childhood and adolescence can have a negative impact on children and young people’s academic achievements, social abilities and life skills, as well as their health. Born in Bradford data has shown that 77% of 5-11 year olds don’t do the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day and 38% leave primary school overweight or obese. Being active doesn’t only improve children’s physical health, but also their emotional wellbeing, meaning that active children are more confident and happier.


JU:MP Implementation Plan

The aim during this current Pathfinder Phase is to test taking a whole systems approach to increasing children’s physical activity levels by working with families, communities, schools and organisations, and by making improvements to the environment. JU:MP is testing working at a neighbourhood level in three Pioneer Neighbourhoods before rolling out the approach across the whole LDP area. Examples of the work being implemented include:

The implementation plan – how the plan was created


JU:MP Schools

The Creating Active Schools (CAS) Framework has been developed by headteachers, governors and a team of researchers and schools are being supported to use this to embed physical activity at the heart of their ethos and strategy. The aim is to encourage the whole school community including teachers, parents and other external stakeholders to consider physical activity in everything they do. All levels and systems have a crucial role to play, from policy, to teacher training, to pupils and their families, the framework aims to improve how physical activity is positioned and valued in school.


Born in Bradford evidence and insight led

Distinctive to Bradford is the Born in Bradford (BiB) Study, a world class birth cohort which provides epidemiological research following the lives of 13,500 children and their parents (30,000 participants in total) as they grow up in the city. Evidence from the BiB cohort, including accelerometry data collected from over 1400 children, has guided the development of the JU:MP implementation plan alongside international literature and consultation with over 1000 children and families. The cohort study will also be used to evaluate the JU:MP programme and our research team will conduct neighbourhood and project level evaluations to capture more evidence on what works. The JU:MP applied research programme is a world leading study and we will share the results widely and use the findings to help inform future policy and practice at a local, national and global level.


Progress in 2019


Latest news

Peel Park Festival

JU:MP Award programme

Tender opportunities

Branding resources and guidelines – coming soon


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Twitter: @JoinUsMovePlay

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Contact the implementation team:

Jan Burkhardt – Programme Director – – 07855115024

Kammy Siddique – Community Engagement Manager for Allerton, Fairweather Green, Daisy Hill, Windhill, Frizinghall. The link for Sport and Recreation – – 07970313520

Caroline Swain – Community Engagement Manager for Thorpe Edge, Fagley, Ravenscliffe, Bolton Woods, Greengates, Undercliffe. The link for Play – – 07855115060

Sonia Fayyaz – Community Engagement Manager for Manningham, Girlington, Heaton. The link for Environment and Greenspaces – – 07855115063

Nicola Marklew – Communications Officer – – 07855115066

Charlotte Hill – Administrator –

The office phone number is: 01274 383919 – during the summer of 2020 we are working between the office and home so this phone number won’t always be answered. Please try to contact one of us using the details above should you need to speak with someone.


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