Since 2019, there has been significant, additional investment from the Department of Education focused on helping schools to deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evening, weekends and school holidays.

School facilities are valuable community assets which provide a safe, familiar environment for many young people. Active Essex recognises the importance of utilising this resource effectively to benefit not only children and young people and school staff but the whole community.

Many schools across the county are effectively demonstrating this ‘community hub’ model and through promoting and sharing good practice, use of our ‘how to guide’, targeted support offer and the dissemination of any future funding, we hope that all schools will adopt this approach in a way that works for them.


Coming soon:

Active Essex Use Our School Guide

Active Essex Chelmsford Learning Partnership Report

Active Essex Best Practice and Advice

Opening School Facilities Funding (TBC)

Contact Information
For any queries or questions around the Opening Schools Facilities Funding please contact:

Dawn Emberson

Relationship Manager, CYP Lead


Mobile: 07894 964327

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