The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

Maldon District Recognition of Service Award

The Maldon District Coronavirus response team are aware that there are hundreds of unsung heroes who have actively been supporting the community and individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to recognise and celebrate all those that have don…

Primary PE & Sport Premium Funding continuation announcement

The announcement made on Sunday 5 July, by Education secretary Gavin Williamson confirms that primary schools in England will once again receive PE & Sport Premium funding for the 2020-21 academic year. The funding, which was doubled in 2017, will…

Covid-19 Emergency funding boost for Essex grassroots sport

Active Essex has helped secure over £650,000 of lottery money for grassroots community sport clubs and organisations across Essex who needed financial assistance because of the Covid-19 crisis. The money was secured from an Emergency fund operated by S…

Essex Wellbeing Service to help county’s residents adapt to ‘new normal’

The Essex Welfare Service, which was launched in quick response to Covid-19 in March and successfully recruited thousands of volunteers to help support vulnerable residents who were shielding, is building on its success by relaunching as the Essex Well…

Inclusion guidance to help tackle rising inequalities as sport and leisure return

As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance released today will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments. Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners a…

National School Sport Week at Home 2020

The annual National School Sport Week celebrates the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing. This year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim t…

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Covid 19 and social distancing measures have left many vulnerable young people with little or no support and at risk of being preyed on by gangs, turning to crime and drugs. The Active Essex Foundation are therefore supporting this fantastic challenge…

Curious Coaches Club

What are the things that separate good coaches from great coaches? Well, we know that one of those elements is curiosity; it is the urge you feel to know more about something. Alongside this is the knowledge that the more we learn and find out, the mor…

Support package announcement

Sport England today (31st March 2020) announced a £20 million emergency fund for local sports clubs and community sports organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the impact of Covid-19. Clubs, leagues and community organi…

National Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

CORONAVIRUS Get your endorphins flowing with an online workout Mail Online UK A reader in active living and public health at Loughborough University, Dr Stacy Clemes recommends visiting the Sport England website (sportengland.org). Quoted, she says: “S…

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