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

Development

SAS Martial Arts

www.sas-martialarts.co.uk

Beacon

 Kentish Town Football Academy  

 www.kentishtownfootballacademy.org

  Beacon

St Pancras Community Association

  www.spca.org.uk

  Beacon

Bloomsbury Football Foundation

www.bloomsburyfa.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 +

iCanDance

www.icandance.org.uk

Beacon +

The Pirate Castle

www.thepiratecastle.org

Beacon +