Who we are
Active Plus is a Community Interest Company established in 2011. We use the skills, experience and expertise of injured military veterans to deliver unique programmes that build confidence, motivation and self-belief, unlocking the potential of participants, all of whom are from vulnerable or potentially vulnerable groups.
We deliver courses and activities for people who are unemployed, older people who are lonely or isolated, people with health conditions, including mental ill-health, and young people at risk of leaving school without qualifications or work. We also deliver team-building and communication activities for other organisations and businesses. We have grown geographically from our base in Cornwall to deliver across Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Funders and investors include the Big Lottery Fund, Department for Work and Pensions, European Social Fund, Local Authorities and the NHS
Our military veterans begin their journey with us as volunteers. Some have physical injuries, many have PTSD and are themselves vulnerable. Some have been unemployed for long periods, others just making the transition from forces to civilian life. All are fantastic role models who share not only their skills and expertise with course participants, but also their own personal journeys.
They empathise, inspire, challenge and gain respect in a way that is a powerful force for change – both for participants and for the veterans themselves.
Our ethos is about people helping themselves through helping others. This is reflected not only in the mutual benefits for both course participants and course tutors but also in the emphasis we place on building skills, confidence, connections and employability through volunteering and developing projects that benefit the wider community. Its a win-win-win situation!
You can see an overview of the range of projects we run here
We are a Living Wage employer and are committed to growing our business in a way that brings social, economic and environmental benefit. See our Sustainable Development Plan for more information.
If you are a military veteran or service-leaver and would like to find out more about opportunities with Active Plus please get in touch
For more details contact the team:
Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre