Connecting Actively to Nature Project (CAN)

Connecting Actively to Nature is an exciting new initiative from Devon’s Local Nature Partnership. The five year programme is being developed to support older people in Devon and Torbay to connect actively to nature thanks to £500,00 of National Lottery funding from Sport England. Devon Voluntary Action is delighted to be a partner in this exciting new project.

This vital project aims to be both innovative and forward-looking. It is estimated that 122,000 people aged 55 and over in Devon and Torbay engage in less than 30 minutes of physical activity each week.

“The ‘Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN)’ programme in Devon will help over 3,000 inactive people to discover the combined benefits of a more active lifestyle with the psychological benefits that being outdoors in nature brings” 
Hannah Colston Senior Development Manager at Active Devon is managing the CAN programme on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership

The first steps include research via a short survey to help identify priorities.

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