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Active Through Football (ATF) is an exciting new programme from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery and delivered by the Football Foundation.

The ATF County Durham Consortium are currently working on a funding application to bring investment into the County which would create a range of new activities over the next 5 years based on residents' needs (if funded).

As part of our application, we are gathering information direct from residents living in the areas listed below, to be included as evidence that there is a need to deliver the ATF programme in Durham. We would like to hear from as many people as possible, even if you have never kicked a football in your life.

North Durham (Consett, Stanley, Leadgate, Annfield Plain, Dipton, Kip Hill)
East Durham (Dalton-le-Dale, Easington Colliery, Easington Village, Haswell, Horden, Seaham, Shotton)

We are particularly keen to hear from people who currently do less than 30 minutes of activity a week.

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will help us strengthen our application. All those completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw and ten people will be drawn at random to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

The survey will close on the 30 March 2021.

Durham Active Through Football Survey

We are also seeking the views of residents through small online focus groups.

Focus groups will take place via Zoom w/c the 8th and 15th March and will last no more than 60 minutes. Please complete the relevant section of the survey if you are interested in taking part in an online focus group. All those taking part in a focus group will be entered into a prize draw, including 5 x £50 Amazon vouchers.