01183 216 116

Category: COVID-19

Record funding announced for Active Travel in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced the allocation of a new multi-million pound funding package for local authorities across Wales to develop their walking and cycling networks. Earlier this week, Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, announced £38m for active travel and road safety. Of that, a dedicated Active Travel Fund of £20m will…
Read more

Agne from London is our final #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Agne for becoming our final #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. That comes to an end now that the UK Government is easing the rules, so Agne is our final winner!…
Read more

Toni from West Yorkshire is our penultimate #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Toni from Baildon, in West Yorkshire, for becoming our penultimate #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Toni had to deal with the death of her father last month and found solace…
Read more

Andrew from Sheffield is our latest #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Andrew for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Andrew’s story is a great example of not only going above and beyond, but also of using apps like ours to engage…
Read more

Getting back outside with BetterPoints

We are delighted to be reinstating rewards for more than one outdoor activity a day. The UK Government has slightly relaxed the lockdown rules, so we can now exercise outside on our own as much as we like.  However, the rules on social distancing and transport have not changed: stay more than 2 metres (6.5 feet) away…
Read more

Well done to our Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners!

Well done to everyone that took part in last week’s Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge. 26 of them won a £10 donation to their chosen charity (more on that in a later post) and three won an additional 26,000 BetterPoints for their related Lockdown Legend story. Congratulations to our three Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners: Rachel,…
Read more

This week, be a Lockdown Legend for charity

We are proud to support the 2.6 Challenge from 26 April to help save the UK’s charities. Anyone that gets involved can also submit their Challenge evidence as a Lockdown Legend activity in our app for even more donations. From Sunday 26 April, the 2.6 Challenge is encouraging people to dream up an activity based…
Read more

‘There is no need to break the rules to turn your energy into something positive’

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Mollie for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Mollie’s story struck us for its resilience and determination to find positive opportunities in the lockdown: I often work 20-hour weeks…
Read more

How to emerge from COVID-19 as a high-performing team

It is widely acknowledged that most organisations will emerge from the current crisis in a different shape. So you’re probably already thinking about the need to engage with and motivate employees more than ever to change behaviour in order to meet the demands of your new culture. BetterPoints can measure and track performance to help…
Read more

Line-dancing in lockdown – and other ways people are staying active at home

We’ve been asking our app users how they’re staying active at home. Some are re-discovering abandoned equipment: What did you do to be active at home?Used my cross trainer to train instead of as a clothes horse. Many are following online fitness videos – and yes, Joe Wicks features a lot – while others are…
Read more