Active Communities Network (ACN) is the lead partner within the 5 Star Active network, and takes on a management and quality assurance function for the Partnership.  Partnerships are at the heart of ACN’s approach as they work with like-minded funders, strategic partners and delivery agencies to ensure maximum returns for the young people and communities they support whilst avoiding duplication of services and resources.

ACN is a registered charity with a long history in the youth and community development sector.  Their works’ mission is to tackle poverty and social deprivation at the heart of neighbourhoods by delivering grassroots projects, primarily through the mediums of sport and cultural activity, with highly trained and multi-skilled staff. Through this methodology, their vision of engaging, supporting, mentoring and progressing young people into education, training and employment is realised. 

With national offices in London, Belfast and Cape Town, ACN have extensive experience of managing national and international programmes on behalf of corporates, government and grant-making agencies. 

To find out more information, please visit ACN’s website www.activecommunities.org.uk