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

LTA announce more Tennis for Kids places in Essex

More children than ever across Essex are getting the chance to take part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) hugely successful Tennis for Kids programme and pick up a tennis racket for the first time, thanks to an increase in the number of places av…

Essex residents inspired to become more physically active through 30:30 challenge

A campaign aimed at encouraging residents across Greater Essex to get active has inspired people to take part in more regular sport and exercise, a survey has revealed. Over 800 participants signed up for the first 30:30 challenge, completing 30 minute…

Free 1 hour diving session to new comers at Southend Diving

Would you like to try the exciting sport of Diving for the first time? • ALL AGES WELCOME • ADULT, CHILDREN & FAMILY SESSIONS AVAILABLE • 1 HOUR AFTERNOON & EVENING SESSIONS • FREE THROUGHOUT AUGUST • EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE NEW TO DIVING* *Must…

4D FIT

Opening Monday 10th September 2018 4D Fit is a Premium small group personal training facility in the Beaulieu area of Chelmsford, combining excellent facilities with tailor-made support in a friendly, supportive and highly motivating environment. The 4…

Active Essex leads county-wide pledge to support social inclusivity through sport

High-profile sporting organisations in the county have pledged their support to the Essex Faith Covenant, to use participation in sport as a way of bringing people of all faiths together. Active Essex, the county sports partnership, has brought togethe…

July One in a Million – Spencer Pratten

Much has been discussed about the drop off in physical activity levels as people age; over half of people aged over 65 do not reach Chief Medical Officer recommendations of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Since 2011 however there has been a…

Schools have fun in the sun at the Active Essex Summer School Games

Over 400 pupils from primary schools across the county came to together on a hot summer day to compete in the Active Essex Summer School Games 2018. 53 schools entered the games this year at Basildon Sporting Village where there were a wide range of sp…

Sport and leisure sector offers golden opportunity for training and employment in Essex

New research shows that the significance of sport to the Essex economy is comparable with other industries including burgeoning creative industries in driving employment growth. Currently 21,400 people are employed in the sports and leisure sector and…

June 1 in a Million – Justine Harrington

As we look forward to achieving our goal of changing 1 million lives to get Essex active, we are privileged to have the support of our Essex All Together ambassadors who represent a variety of disabilities and impairments and are working hard to promot…

GRANTfinder

GRANTfinder is the UK’s leading grants and policy database and includes details of in excess of 8,000 funding opportunities. Click here for more information and to search the database.

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