Active Grants

Now Open

This year the Active Grant, which provides up to £1,000 per application, will be linked with the B2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy – Connecting communities and getting people active long term, improving their health & wellbeing.

Active Grants deadline dates for 2022/23:

  • 29th May 2022
  • 31st July 2022
  • 25th September 2022
  • 4th December 2022

Your application will be assessed within 2 weeks following the deadline.

We are looking for original and innovative projects delivered by sports clubs, community organisations, not-for-profit and social enterprises.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Get inactive residents to become active/get people active long term
  • Improving individuals’ health & wellbeing
  • Increase participation in sport and physical activity
  • Evidence there is a need for the project e.g. through local consultation

Other areas could include:

  • Supporting and developing a new workforce (Volunteers)
  • Assist in the reduction of anti-social behaviour
  • Sustainability beyond the funding allocation period

We encourage applications that target participants from Abbey, Wembrook, Camp Hill, Bede, Barpool, Kingswood.

What we won’t fund

  • Hiring a facility for already established groups/sessions
  • Continuation of a project or one that has been delivered previously
  • Maintenance of existing equipment
  • Building renovation or refurbishment
  • Large items or permeant fixtures e.g. ground maintenance equipment, goal posts, fencing, storage unit
  • Bursaries for individuals
  • Travel costs for individuals or groups

What will we fund?

Below is a list of eligible costs, which can be applied for from the funding programme.

  • Coaching Costs – Cost’s must be broken down into an average hourly fee for direct delivery costs. If you require administration costs or project management fee for the project this should be put in other costs and fully explained why needed.
  • Facility Costs – The cost of hiring a facility where applicable to help deliver the project/new training sessions.
  • Marketing & Promotion – Directly related to the publication of the project. Deliveries must utilise other forms of publication such as online, social media, newspapers and outreach activities.
  • Equipment – For use as part of the project and remains available for community/club use once the project has finished. The liability for the equipment will then become the club’s responsibility.
  • Coaching Qualifications – To support the sustainability of the project once project funding has ceased in the form of recognised national governing body level 1’s and 2’s.

The list above is not exhaustive, additional costs can be included and will be at the discretion of the award committee panel whether they are funded.


Previously Funded Projects

Tri club logo

From identifying a need through the annual Nuneaton Triathlon Club Aquathlon May 2019, many children were wanting to take part and have a go at Junior Triathlon. The formation of the new club was supported, and the Active Grant invested in coach development and qualifications so that young people can be expertly coached within the sessions.

In early 2020, there were sessions available to come and have a go, join the membership and discover the excitement of a three-discipline sport!

One Fit Mama started a brand new class in October 2019 in Nuneaton, as a side project for new mum and qualified instructor Carla who wanted to launch this fun class to help mums get fit, just like she did. We supported Carla with room hire costs and marketing to grow the client base for 3 months which proved really successful and sustainable.

Due to the success of the Nuneaton class, Carla decided to offer the same in Bedworth and we were able to use funds to support the second class. Both classes are steadily building and mums are benefiting from getting fit, meeting new mums and not having to worry about childcare.

Tennis players

Nuneaton Tennis Club noticed that there wasn’t a strong proportion of females in the club, and wanted to offer a cheap easy way for ladies to get into (or back into!) tennis. They organised 2 blocks of 6 sessions; one at the beginning, one at the end of the summer holidays at their courts in Caldwell Road, and encouraged women from the area to take part in Fun, Fit, Female.

The project has been a huge success, and many ladies have really enjoyed the blocks of coached sessions, meeting new people and trying their hand at a new skill (or sometimes visiting old ones!). They are looking at replicating the project next Summer to encourage more women to take part, and hopefully join the club moving forwards.

Children playing cricket

Bulkington Cricket Club operate out of Bulkington Sports and Social Club on School Road.

The club applied for an Active Grant to up-skill their current players to become coaches, saving money on paying for outsourced coaching. They have also run a number of free/cheaper sessions for juniors, in the hope of attracting younger talent to feed into the senior team in the following years.

The club have also used the money to run free indoor sessions for senior players, encouraging local residents to get back into playing cricket and become active.

The project has been a huge success, growing their junior section from 18 to 39 over the Summer, as well as increasing the girls membership from 1 to 6. This has given them an opportunity to start a girls side next Summer.

Griff & Coton juniors

Griff & Coton Netball Club currently have 4 senior teams, 3 playing in the Coventry and Warwickshire league, and 1 playing in a midweek indoor league.

They identified a need for a junior section of the club, as youngsters only had 2 junior clubs in the area to chose from, and a taster session in October 2017 proved extremely popular. Due to financial setbacks, the club couldn’t develop this idea into reality, so they applied for and were awarded an Active Grant.

With it, they’ve invested in 2 current players to carry out their Level 2 coaching qualifications, bought new equipment to run sessions, new kit and league registration fees to get started for the first year.

Haunchwood Juniors football team

Haunchwood JFC are a junior football club training at Park Lane Pavilion in Galley Common. Established in 2011, the club have multiple teams playing in the Tamworth Junior Football League and the Nuneaton & Bedworth Minor League.

With the Active Grant monies, the club have been able to grow the club, and have successfully introduced 2 new tots teams (3-5 year olds). These are due to play in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Mini league starting from September. They have also engaged 3 further volunteer helpers from parents and carers.

They hope to ride their wave of success going into the 2019/20 season and hopefully start a girl’s team for next season, having experienced huge popularity this season.

Premier Football

Premier Sport is a National company that are committed to getting children active by improving their physical and mental well being. With the help of the Active Grants money, they have delivered girls football sessions in the Wembrook and Weddington areas.

This follows the hugely successful project that started over a year ago at St Michael’s school in Bedworth; this session still operates and regularly delivers to 11-15 children on a weekly basis, and feed into Haunchwood Sports Club (another of our grant recipients).

Sheltered Accommodation Projects

We want everyone to have an opportunity to participate in activities to keep them both physically and mentally active whatever your age or ability. In partnership with residents within sheltered accommodation venues across the borough we have offered them the opportunity apply for an activity bag full of equipment such as curling, boccia, indoor archery and more, including adaptation equipment for those with physical limitations.

Grove Complex & Hanover Glebe have both received sets of equipment so they could engage their residents in activity sessions and promote inclusion and getting active.

With the Active Grant, they have purchased a target mat, sets of Bowls with ramps, Boccia sets, Soft Archery, Kurling and bean bags.

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