NEW: Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum and Response Document

Sport Wales is now inviting Expressions of Interest to create Sport North Wales.

The new Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum, which can be downloaded from, sets out what we are trying to achieve, the Expressions of Interest timetable and details of how to play your part in this transformative opportunity.

If you wish to be considered as a potential lead organisation or partner you will need to:

  • Register on the sell2wales portal

  • Download the Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum (EOI IM) for guidance on completing your submission

  • Download the Expressions of Interest Response Document, complete and upload to by 17:30 on 15 June.



  • How do I book on the Bidders’ Day on 24 May?

    If you are interested in becoming the Lead Body or a Consortium Member for Sport North Wales and have any further questions, please email by 21st May to book your place (maximum two people per organisation).  The Bidders’ Day will be held at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. Morning – Presentation & open questions, Afternoon – Networking & one to one sessions

  • How do I submit my Expression of Interest?

    To be part of Sport North Wales, it is essential that all interested parties complete the Expression of Interest Response Form, which can be downloaded and submitted via Prospective bidders should register on the portal and use it to submit their EOI by the closing date: 17.30 on 15 June.

  • What is Sport North Wales?

    Sport North Wales is the working title for an organisation which will deliver in North Wales the new way of working being proposed by Sport Wales. The new approach developed through consultation and working with partners will ensure everyone has the opportunity to benefit from sport and physical activity. This programme will increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity. It will also help us reduce inequalities so that more girls, women, disabled people, people living in BME commmunities and low income families get more active. The programme’s ambition reflects the guidelines on physical activity that have been published by the Chief Medical Officer and supports the outcomes of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.  Sport North Wales is the first of four regions in Wales to commence the programme, with Gwent to follow.

  • What are Sport Wales's key objectives?

    We want to see more people hooked on an active lifestyle – for life. We want everyone to reach their potential – regardless of their background. We want to see fitter and healthier communities, and a step change in the numbers of people being physically active.  We also want to tackle the barriers that prevent far too many people from playing sport and being active. We would like more and more people to be healthier and more active through sport and physical activity.

  • What are the outcomes?

    See page 11 of the Sector Engagement Briefing Document.

  • How do the outcomes relate to the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines on physical activity?

    The outcomes for the programme support the delivery of the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines on physical activity. Sport North Wales will create access & opportunity for the population to be physically active to CMO’s recommended levels through sport & physical recreation. The programme will also ensure we have complete sporting pathways across the region so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport and activity throughout their lives and that they realise their potential. This will ensure that talented athletes from all communities are identified and developed.

  • What are the performance indicators? 

    See page 12 of the Sector Engagement Briefing Document.

  • What do you mean by sport and activity? What’s included and what isn’t in the scope?

    We would like many more people to become active and stay active for life. Whether that is on the football pitch or at the skatepark, running or cycling with some friends – it doesn’t matter. Being active is what matters.

  • What is special about North Wales? Is the rest of Wales missing out?

    We are piloting this initiative in North Wales. We will use the experience of the pilot in other parts of Wales when we roll out the programme further.

  • What sort of organisation are you looking for?

    Some great work is already happening in North Wales to ensure more people are physically active. The new organisation will need to extend approaches that increase participation rates and work with partners to further achieve our ambitions. No one organisation can do this alone. Silo working is out; partnership working and collaboration are the attributes we  are seeking. See page 21 of the Sector Engagement Briefing Document for further details.

  • I am not part of an organisation - does it matter?

    No not at all as we are actively seeking individuals and organisations to work together – silo working is out. This initiative is open to all and we are keen to see people get involved from any sector: social enterprise, not for profit, public or commercial.

  • Can NGBs group together as a consortium and bid for the work?

    Yes of course. The process is open to any organisation and you are free to partner with other organisations. We are keen to see collaboration and partnerships that involve a broad spectrum of organisations and expertise.

  • Can local authorities - working together in partnership - put in a bid?

    Yes of course. The process is open to any organisation and you are free to partner with other organisations. We are keen to see collaboration and partnerships that involve a broad spectrum of organisations and expertise.

  • We don’t have the resources to prepare a bid - we are not used to doing this sort of thing? What can we do?

    We would encourage you to partner with another organisation who may be able to provide these resources. We are looking for collaborative working. It will also help strengthen your bid if you can show different skill sets. Come to our Bidders’ Day on 24th May where we will be pleased to discuss how we can help you to become involved.

  • How do I find out more information about the process?

    See the Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum and the Sector Engagement Briefing Document.

  • Who do I contact for an informal discussion?

    Please email to and one of the team will get back to you.

  • Do we need to be set up as a company before applying?

    No, this won’t be necessary. Please see the Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum for further details of how to apply.

  • Do we need to be a not for profit organisation?

    No. The process is open to any organisation and you are free to partner with other organisations.

  • My organisation currently receives funding direct from Sport Wales. When will this stop?

    Our intention is that creating Sport North Wales will not only lead to greater participation levels, but the new body is also likely to be able to leverage greater investment into the region. We will be working with every organisation that currently receives funding from Sport Wales to outline the process and the funding implications. Funding commitments for 2018/19 are unaffected by the creation of the new body. Some organisations may receive more funding in the future; some may receive less. Future funding allocations will be a matter for the new regional body but it will be looking to ensure every community has access to and opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity.

  • So what should I be doing now?

    If you are an existing partner, you will already be working to deliver against the investment outcomes.  We would like you to keep planning against these outcomes for 2018/19 and shifting how you deliver, engaging with new partners and challenging how you measure your impact. We recommend that organisations consider the outcomes required and then decide how best to deliver against them. We would also expect to see more collaboration with partners in your region and greater, more effective cross traditional boundary working; inter sport collaboration.

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