Did you know that there is funding available to help North Cambridgeshire communities become fitter and more active?
Community groups in the area (including Huntingdonshire, Fenland and Peterborough) can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects that promote physical activity and community integration.
The ‘Community Activity Grants Programme’ is available from us at Groundwork Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, as we have joined forces with Sport England and Clarion Housing Group.
If you or someone you know in this area is interested in starting up or running a project to help those who wouldn’t usually take part in physical activity, this is the perfect chance to get some financial support. The deadline is Friday 14 July so don’t delay!
Groups are encouraged to apply for projects that promote regular activity that support a sustained lifestyle change, including activities considered ‘non-traditional’ sports such as Zumba and outdoor gym sessions and regular wellbeing walks that the whole community can enjoy.
Applications will be considered from all not-for profit, public sector and community groups and clubs, with the most encouragement given to projects aimed at those who are least active in local areas, such as the elderly, disabled and those living with long-term health conditions.
Please do share this information with anyone in North Cambridgeshire who might be interested – and of course, consider applying yourself if you having something in mind.
Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s national CEO said: “We are thrilled to be a part of a programme that will allow communities to both improve their health and wellbeing and help to bring local people together to create something new and exciting that the whole community can benefit from. We look forward to seeing the diverse range of applications and helping residents benefit from the scheme over the next year.”
Rona Chester, Sport England’s Chief Operating Officer said: “This is a really exciting partnership for Sport England as it enables us to try a different approach to getting funding to local community organisations that are ideally placed to get more people more active. Not everyone wants to take up traditional sports or be physically active through a traditional sports club. This programme will help find a wide range of groups in the heart of their community who can offer opportunities for local people to become active in a way that meets their needs”.
You can find out more on our website but I’m very happy to answer any questions you might have and support you through the application process, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.