Any organisation in the Essex County Council footprint can apply for this funding and the money can be used to start up new activities or increase the numbers attending existing activities, all with the aim of getting more people active. If you are a group or organisation in Southend and Thurrock, please submit a request using the form here.
Please note that grants over £3,000 will be an exception. Most of the grants will be for projects that can start quickly, requiring money for coaches, instructors, venue hire, equipment, and promotion. In light of the growing cost-of-living crisis, we’re offering this funding to clubs and groups who can help get residents to be active in these challenging times and welcome organisations to inform us of the support they need. We cannot fund major capital projects such as facilities, floodlighting, gyms, or multi-use games areas.
Funding is currently paused, but will reopen beginning of October 2023.