Active Epping Forest Capacity Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals, clubs and small businesses to encourage local residents to reduce inactivity – particularly those doing less than 30 minutes physical activity a week.
The cash can be used to pump-prime new projects, which should then be sustainable through volunteer support or alternative approaches.
Funding can also be used to expand existing projects if applicants can demonstrate it will bring added value.
Targetting over 18s
Projects must target over 18s and demonstrate how they will reduce physical inactivity and achieve a 70% participation rate of participants considered to be inactive.
“So many people find it difficult to commit to regular exercise to improve their health and wellbeing,” said Cllr Helen Kane, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community Services.
“Anything that encourages us to become more active is a positive step towards improving our physical and mental health.”
Health and Wellbeing Assessment will be made on how well the proposed project or initiative meets the priorities of tackling physical inactivity, and consideration will be given to how longer term sustainability will be achieved.
All health and wellbeing proposals will be reviewed by a panel of EFDC Officers.
For application forms and for further information please email Louis Walton, Community Grants Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org