Active Uttlesford Grant scheme

If you want to run activities to help people get more physically active or to recover from the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

We welcome applications for projects that deliver activities that support the local recovery from the pandemic and level up opportunities for everyone to be physically active.

How to apply

You can apply for the Active Uttlesford Grant by using our online form.


The Active Uttlesford Grant scheme will be open until we have allocated all of the £10,000 annual grant fund.

How much you can get

You can apply for up to £1,500 to fund projects or activities.

What you can apply for

You can apply to fund new initiatives or opportunities that target one or more of our 7 key priorities.

1. Tackling inactivity

Inactivity is defined as doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week. In Uttlesford, 20.9% of residents are currently inactive (Active Lives Survey). The greatest health benefits can be gained from changing behaviours so that residents who are currently inactive become active.

2. Women and girls

Female participation in sport and physical activity is lower than male participation and currently, 36.3% of women and girls of Uttlesford residents are active once a week compared to 53% of men and boys (Active Lives Survey). Interventions may be women only and can include childcare provision.

3. Outdoors health

Encouraging residents to take part in sport and physical activity in outdoor spaces and Active Travel opportunities.

4. Rural communities

Residents living in rural locations are at greater risk of loneliness and social isolation, which could impact on activity levels.

5. Active aging

Evidence suggests that the older somebody is the less likely they are to be active. A programme of sport and physical activity to include all potential abilities for residents aged 60+ such as chair based exercise, walking, cycling, multi-sport.

6. Disabled and long term health conditions

Residents with a disability or long term health condition (Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, CVD, MSK) are less likely to access physical activity and sport provision.

7. Covid 19 deconditioning

Encourage and support residents who have been impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic to increase their physical activity levels and social interaction.

Who can apply

You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • constituted group or club
  • registered charity
  • voluntary or community organisation
  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company (CIC)

We encourage collaborations and partnership working.

After you've applied

We will review all the applications that we have received on the 30th of each month.  We'll then contact you within 7 days to tell you if your application has been successful or not.

Grants will be open to applications until we have allocated all of the £10,000 annual grant fund.


Contact Community Development

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact Dave Toombs, Senior Community Development Officer