Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We recognise that sport and physical activity is something that bonds people together through a shared sense of enjoyment, fun and achievement. However we also recognise that sport and physical activity can feel daunting and unsafe to people in our region. Active Humber are committed to helping sport and physical activity feel safer and more inclusive to all.

Within the organisation

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Improving equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organisational strategy, Uniting the Movement across the Humber. It is for all of us at Active Humber to make this become a reality. We do that through our words and actions for the inclusive future we all want to build in sport and physical activity across the Humber.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) clearly sets out our ambitions as Active Humber on developing equality, diversity, and inclusion across the organisation for the next three years and is in line with the principles around equality as set out in the Code for Sports Governance.

The full plan can be downloaded below:

Our Use of Language

Active Humber is an anti-racist organisation working towards racial equality across the Humber. The use of language in talking and writing about racial equality is important and at Active Humber we use the following guidelines.

UK Government guidelines for writing about ethnicity: - Writing about ethnicity

Sporting Equals Terminology Resource:

Disability Confident Employer

Active Humber have been awarded Level 2 of the governments Disability Confident scheme meaning we are labeled as a Disability Confident Employer. This award goes to organisations who are going the extra mile to make sure that disabled people have the chance to thrive both within the organisation and in the recruitment process.

To learn more about the Disability Confident Scheme go to:

Race at Work Charter

We are pleased to share we are a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. We know that ethnic minorities still face significant disparities in employment and progression, and that is something we need to change. The Charter is composed of seven calls to action for leaders and organisations across all sectors. We signed up to taking practical steps to ensure workplaces are tackling barriers that Black, Asian, Mixed Raced and other ethnically diverse face in recruitment and progression and that their organisations are representative of British society today. 

Within The Humber

Active Humber are a member of a number of inclusion based groups both nationally and in the Humber and promote several inclusion pledges:

Yorkshire and Humber Anti-Racism in Sport Group

Active Humber is proud to be part of the Yorkshire and Humber Anti-Racism in Sport Group.

We want to stand with community sports organisations in a commitment to being anti-racist.

We want to challenge the racial inequalities that prevent or discourage people from leading active lives and enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity as participants, volunteers, coaches, working with or cheering from the touchline.

As organisations, and the individuals within them, we recognise we must do much more to address racism and racial inequalities within community sport and physical activity.

Each organisation, in agreeing to this commitment and will agree to have its own plan.

Working alongside its local community and collectively we will:

  • Be open and responsible
  • Be strong allies
  • Create the change locally
  • Enable communities
  • Develop the workforce
  • Deliver inclusively

Follow the links below to:

  1. Read the commitment
  2. Sign the pledge

Alongside our Anti-Racism work, we are proud to be able to offer free Community In Motion Bystander Awareness sessions that will help you to learn more about the barriers that stop people from intervening as well as real examples of how to be an Active Ally. For more information contact Luke at

White Ribbon campaign to end male violence against women

Active Humber are proud supporters of the White Ribbon Campaign have made the White Ribbon Promise to Never Use, Excuse or Remain Silent about Male Violence Against Women.

Across the Humber region we have delivered White Ribbon training events in Hull, Bridlington, and York. We are able to offer free information sessions to anyone within our sector who wants to learn more about the White Ribbon campaign and if you would like to become an Ambassador or Champion, head to:

Useful links:

LGBT+ Awareness Training

Active Humber have delivered two series of LGBT+ Awareness training to Volunteer Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) and their partner agencies. This training has been really well received and has meant that participants have gone on to implement “bite size” changes towards inclusivity into their everyday practice, such as considering using gender neutral language.

Allyship Training

Active Humber hosted a workshop at the Sport in the Spotlight Conference at the Centre for Social Justice in Sport at Leeds Beckett university. This workshop was about the importance of being an ally and was delivered to a mix of professionals and academics, some travelling from as far as Canada and South Africa. 

To be an Active Ally always remember to follow these 4 basic rules:

A - Always Centre the impacted

L - Listen and Learn from those who live in opression

L - Leverage Your Privilege

Y - Yield the floor

Get In Touch

If you are an organisation or group that does work around physical activity and would like to connect to discuss inclusion then please contact

Luke Medcalf (Development Manager - Community and Inequalities)

Tel: 07949 308722