Who we are

Active Communities was established as a result of the success of Jogging Buddies, which was set up in 2003 to promote walking and jogging in the Paisley area.

cheer leadersIn 2010, Jogging Buddies changed its company name to Active Communities to better reflect the range of work undertaken in local communities. The company is now a registered charity. Our office base is Paisley and we work in Renfrewshire and surrounding local authorities.

Our aim is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities.

We deliver physical activity, community sport and health and wellbeing classes programmes and encourage and support everyone regardless of age or ability. Our youngest member is two months and our oldest is 91!

We believe that increasing emphasis should be placed on preventing ill health and not solely treating illness. We are committed to a community led approach where we engage, support and enable local communities to take action to improve their health and well being. We encourage and support everyone regardless of age or ability.

The organisation delivers a wide range of programmes and services that provide opportunities for the whole community to become healthier and more active in a safe and enjoyable environment

baby raceWe provide a range of programmes aimed at:

Active Communities has 10 years of experience of working in Renfrewshire. We know the community well and understand the challenges they face. We work with a range of community planning partners and are committed to supporting shared aims and working strategically.

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