The RideLondon-Essex mass participation cycling event, which took place in May 2022, has led to a new strategic funding partnership between Active Essex, Active Essex Foundation and London Marathon Foundation (LMF). As part of Active Essex’s successful Find Your Active campaign, LMF is powering a small grants programme to support Essex-wide projects that help residents lead active and healthy lives.
Any organisation in Essex 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. Funding for Southend and Thurrock groups has been fully allocated.
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.
Thank you very much for your interest in the Find Your Active funding. The current funding round closed to new applications on 30th April. The good news is that we hope to launch the new funding pot in June so please keep all of your ideas and initiatives to hand and regularly check the Active Essex News page.