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Children’s Activity Fund 2017 (CAF4)


The Children’s Activity Fund (CAF) aim is to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people who are living, studying and playing in Gloucestershire; increasing leisure time and activity opportunities in their local communities.


Funding can be used for 0 to 18 year olds for projects ranging from after school clubs, cultural activities, weekend camps to learning about wildlife or astronomy   - as long as it gets young people in your local community active.


Groups and organisations must be not-for-profit.  Schools and colleges can apply for extra-curricular activities but not curriculum-time activities.


All applications must be submitted by a County Councillor with their endorsement. All applications must be submitted no later than the end of December 2017.




  • The CAF provides £5,000 to each electoral division within Gloucestershire. 
  • The fund is to support projects that provide activities for children and young people.  These can be wider than sport and physical activity e.g. drama, art.
  • Any amount up to £5,000 can be applied for and councillors can submit joint applications if they wish.
  • The scheme is aimed at not for profit organisations that are constituted and have a bank account held in the name of the organisation applying. 
  • Applications MUST be sent to the Children’s Activity Fund Team via the relevant councillor and cannot be submitted directly from the applicant.


  • Activities must be for children & young people aged 0 to 18
  • Funding is for activities only (not land or building works)
  • All applications must be submitted by the end of December 2017
  • Application forms and further information is available from the GCC website







Paul Cooke

Commissioning Support Officer (Public Health)

Gloucestershire County Council

2nd Floor, Block 4

Shire Hall

Westgate Street

Gloucester GL1 2TG


Tel: 01452 328616


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