Activation Fund

Local councils, charities and community organisations can apply to Active Essex for funding to support and inspire their communities to become involved and cycle more.

In support of the RideLondon event Active Essex have set up the Activation Fund to inspire people to get active, bring people together and ignite communities.

The fund will support parish and town Councils, schools, constituted organisations and community groups to celebrate and inspire their communities to become involved and cycle more.

About the grant

You can apply for a grant up to the value of £500 to support celebrations, activities, or other community events.

Grants will be awarded weekly, on a continuous engagement basis until the fund has been exhausted.

Who can apply

This is a one-time-only grant available to:

  • parish and town councils
  • schools
  • constituted organisations
  • other community groups

What you can apply for

Examples of how the grant could be used include and not exclusively:

  • designing and printing costs for leaflets that provide key information to the community about the Ride London event
  • cost of materials for local decoration, community events/street parties (you cannot use the grant for the purchase of alcoholic drinks)
  • other related cycling activities


You can apply by downloading the online form on the Active Essex website.

There are further details and information about the fund on the Active Essex website.