What is CAM?

Camden Active Mark (CAM) is an initiative run by the London Borough of Camden in partnership with Pro-Active Camden, to support the community in developing their activities safely and effectively. 

Camden Active Mark is a progressive framework designed to support community organisations provide quality sport and physical activity. This comprises a set of criteria against the following themes:

•    Governance 

Ensuring that your organisation is being run effectively. 

•    Delivery 

Ensuring that your activity is well organised, safe and high quality.  

•    Vision and Commitment 

Promoting a forward thinking approach, engagement with wider audiences and open to development.  

•    Safeguarding 

Ensuring that people involved in your activity are safeguarded and protected.

Who is CAM for?

Camden Active Mark is for organisations providing sport and physical activity opportunities in the London Borough of Camden. Organisations will need to be committed to improving their activity, have a desire to grow, develop their offer and engage with potential new members and residents. Eligible organisations include:

•    Community Clubs / Organisations 
•    Youth Clubs 
•    Sport Clubs
•    Satellite Clubs 
•    Not for profit organisations/charities with a remit of sport and physical activity

How to achieve CAM

Camden Active Mark includes three levels:

1. Development
2. Beacon
3. Beacon + 

The process to achieve each level has been kept as simple as possible, you can view each step here. The first thing to do is to complete an online expression of interest form which can found on the right hand side of every page under 'related pages'. 

A self-assessment checklist accompanied by a development tool will be sent to you for completion. As organisations work through the self-assessment tool, further information and evidence will be required for certain criteria such as evidence of your safeguarding policy. 

The development tool has been developed to help organisations reflect on the activities delivered and shape a development plan, in partnership with Camden Council.

The self-assessment form should be used to explain how your organisation meets the criteria in daily practice. The tool works alongside this to set future targets and shape your development plan.
 
N.B. if your organisation has achieved another quality mark such as London Youth Mark, Club Mark or an NGB recognised award, you will be able to share this within the application process. 
 

Benefits of achieving CAM

There are numerous benefits for completing CAM, these include;

  • Opportunity to review current policies and processes to make potential improvements. 
  • Increased chances of successful funding applications. 
  • Receive a letter of support from Camden Council Sport and Physical Activity Team.
  • Be part of a collective effort to ensure sport and physical activities are safe for residents of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Officer support and guidance to achieve each level.
  • Support for identifying and applying for funding grants. 
  • Activities promoted through partners and colleagues for delivery.
  • Access to appropriate training and resources.
  • Included within official Camden marketing and promotion.
  • Opportunities to be part of London Youth Games representing Camden. 
  • Part of an exclusive email list to receive information on funding, programs and initiatives, first.

CAM Organisations

The following organisations have achieved Camden Active Mark:

Organisation Website  Level
Barz Global  www.barzglobal.com/contact Development
SAS Martial Arts  www.sas-martialarts.co.uk/ Beacon
Kentish Town Football Academy  www.kentishtownfootballacademy.com/ Beacon
St Pancras Community Association  www.spca.org.uk/ Beacon
Bloomsbury Football Foundation https://bloomsburyfootball.com/ Beacon +
Corams Field  www.coramsfields.org/ Beacon +
English Folk Dance and Song Society  www.efdss.org/ Beacon +
Highgate Harriers  www.highgateharriers.org.uk/ Beacon +
Holborn Community Association  www.holborncommunity.co.uk/ Beacon +
The Place  www.theplace.org.uk/ Beacon +
Camden Fencing Club  www.camdenfencingclub.org/ Beacon +
iCan Dance  www.icandance.org.uk/ Beacon +
The Pirate Castle  www.thepiratecastle.org/ Beacon +