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

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…

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…

Update from the Active Essex & Local Delivery Pilot team

In line with the recent Government and Public Health England advice, the Active Essex and LDP team have from today moved to home working. Individual team members will remain available and responsive to our partners and stakeholders. We are fully equipp…

Raising awareness of the Multi-Schools Council

62 pupils from 5 schools attended the Multi-School Council inclusive walk event in Hadleigh Park. The Multi-School Council was set up 8 years ago by Kierran Pearce, a former SEN teacher. The council was initiated by the children to break down perceptio…

Active Essex are now Disability Confident registered!

We are very pleased to announce that Active Essex are now Disability Confident!   Being Disability Confident, means we are committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their…

New report shows more to do to reduce disabled people’s inactivity

Four in five disabled people want to be more active but demand is not being met. Only two in five feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be. Worryingly, this level of inequality is resulting in a more negative experie…

Active Essex Sports Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to sport – Winners announced

The winners of the Active Essex Sports Awards 2019 have been announced during an inspirational ceremony at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Wednesday 5th December. The event celebrated the county’s sporting achievements from grassroots to a professional l…

Vote for your local sports heroes! Active Essex Sports Awards finalists announced

Active Essex has announced the shortlist for its eagerly awaited 2019 sports awards, which will celebrate the county’s greatest sporting achievements whilst recognising the individuals, community partners and organisations that inspire Essex residents…

8 years of Essex parkruns inspire 78,000 people to take part!

The parkrun phenomenon is celebrating it’s 8th Anniversary in Essex after inspiring over 78,000 people to take part, running and walking a combined distance of 3.7 million kilometres across 21 parkruns in Essex. Launching 15 years ago, parkrun changed…

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