Active Together grants

Please note this grant has now closed.

Get your local community Active Together

In light of the success of the Active Together Programme it has been agreed that unspent balances will be carried forward to the next financial year 2016-2017.

Please check with your County Councillor before submitting an application as they may not have sufficient funds.

The closing date has been revised to 17th March 2017. It is advised that any organisations who have expressed an interest in the grant scheme are encouraged to submit applications to their councillor by 28th February 2017.

For further information on the Active Together sport and physical activity grant scheme please speak to your local county councillor or email

Funding can be used to encourage sport and physical activity projects in your local area from community walks to alternative sport classes, outdoor gyms through to skateboard parks - as long as it gets people in your local community active.

See the guidelines and criteria document in the download section of this webpage for more information.

Any not for profit organisation, as long as the purpose of the grant benefits the wider community. See the guidance and criteria for more information.

If you are a not for profit group with an idea on how you can help your local community get active you can apply for a grant by completing the application form.

Your local county councillor will act as the sponsor for any applications in your local area.

Before you submit your application discuss your proposal with them.  They will tell you whether they will support your application or not and whether they would be prepared to submit it for Active Together funding. 

You can find out who your county councillor is through and their contact details here: find your councillor's contact details.

Then apply by:

  1. Reading the guidance and criteria and FAQs.
  2. Saving a copy of the Application Form to your computer.
  3. Completing the form electronically.
  4. Email your completed application form to your local county councillor.

In exceptional circumstances hard (printed paper) copy application forms will be accepted, signed by your local county councillor sponsoring the application.

If your local county councillor supports your application they will forward it onto the Active Together team.

The final decision on whether any Active Together funding will be awarded will be made by the Director of Public Health or a delegated officer in consultation with local county councillors from your local area.

A member of the Active Together team will be in touch to let you know if you have been successful or not.

The Active Together team will process applications as quickly as they can, and are aiming to make payments for grants under £5,000 within one month of receiving the application.

If you are applying for a grant above £5,000 this may take longer as the team will need further information to process your application. Timescales will depend on the number of grant applications received, but you will be kept informed of progress of your application.

For further information on the Active Together sport and physical activity grant scheme please speak to your local county councillor or email


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