International Partnerships Programme

The International Partnerships Programme (IPP) is a pioneering UK Sport initiative that helps NGBs build strategic relations with their respective International Federations and member federations around the world through collaborative partnerships and projects.

This work ensures that the UK – including UK Sport, NGBs, national partners and government - develops relations that enhance its profile and sporting objectives internationally, whilst contributing meaningfully to the development of international sport.

Projects vary considerably, from bilateral exchanges between NGBs and federations around the world, to multi-regional sport development initiatives which are directly linked to the UK’s major events aspirations and bid commitments, including the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London, the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool and the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester.  

Our model is centred on developing high quality, safe and inclusive sport, and builds on UK Sport’s delivery - in partnership with British Council and UNICEF – of the International Inspiration Programme, London 2012’s international legacy initiative which reached more than 26 million children worldwide through sport.

For more information on the benefits and support that NGBs and IFs can receive from our IPP, click here.


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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland