Help your employees Spring into Action

Kerri French - 13 February 2019

Energise your employees with the Spring into Action Workplace Challenge

1st to 29th May

Why not try something a little different to motivate and challenge your staff this spring?

This May, workplaces from Norwich and Great Yarmouth can take part in the Spring into Action Workplace Challenge. It’s a fun and engaging way to support your employees with their physical health and mental wellbeing.

Participating workplaces will be in with a chance of winning £100 for the charity of their choice, and there are nearly £300 worth of prizes up for grabs every week for employees to win simply by walking, jogging and cycling in Greater Norwich and Great Yarmouth, so there’s lots of reasons for employees to take part.

Active Norfolk have partnered with BetterPoints to use their free app to run this fantastic workplace challenge as part of the Active Workplaces programme and supported by Pushing Ahead Norfolk

Why should my workplace take part?

By promoting good health amongst staff, your organisation can also see benefits including:

  • reduced sickness absence
  • increased productivity
  • higher morale
  • improved company profile
  • reduce the pressure on your car park and business travel costs by encouraging active commuting

How does my workplace get involved?

Click HERE to register your workplace. Please note that as part of the registration process, we will need you to provide us with the number of employees based in your workplace.

How can you promote the challenge in your workplace?

Promotional resources will be made available for you to use to promote the challenge in your workplace and to provide guidance to employees on how to join the challenge and use the app.  In addition, Active Norfolk will provide workplaces with ideas and information on local and national initiatives that can support your employees to build in walking, cycling and running as part of their commute and other journeys.

How do you win a prize?

Workplaces - A £100 donation will be given as a reward to the workplaces who get the most amount of their employees taking part in the challenge.  (Across four size categories and based on percentage engagement of staff who log a minimum of one activity during the duration of the challenge).  For more information on the workplace categories visit the FAQs page.

Employees – Individuals will earn one BetterTicket for every walking, cycling and running activity they record via the BetterPoints app each week during the challenge (with a minimum of half a mile).  At the end of the week all their tickets will go into a prize draw to win a variety of prizes ranging from £15 to £50!

The person who completes the most amount of activities during the challenge will be the overall Spring into Action Champion and will receive £100 worth of BetterPoints for themselves and £100 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Challenge leaderboards

Help promote office banter and develop a fun edge of competition with some ‘Just for Fun‘ leaderboards that will be available to view during the duration of the challenge. 

What is the difference between BetterTickets and BetterPoints?

BetterTickets are a prize draw entry earned for doing a specific activity. The tickets you earn automatically enter you into our weekly prize draws.

BetterPoints are something you can win through the prize draws. They are a financially backed currency that you can redeem for high street vouchers or give to your favourite charity or community group. (1,000 BetterPoints is equivalent to £1.)

Does my workplace count as a Norwich or Great Yarmouth workplace?

Any workplace located in the Greater Norwich or Great Yarmouth areas can take part, if you are not sure of whether your location is eligible please contact katie.tierney@activenorfolk.org

Any more questions?

If you have any further questions, visit our FAQs page by clicking HERE.

For more information about Betterpoints or how the app works, please read our frequently asked questions here.