Active Access for Growth Community Fund

Active Access for Growth Community Fund

Active Access for Growth (AAfG) Community Fund The AAfG Community Fund aims to help community groups, voluntary organisations and educational establishments to actively promote increasing the number of people travelling to employment, education and training by walking and cycling, along with actively promoting increased levels of physical activity. The total value of the fund is £50,000, with £40,000 available in 2018/19 and £10,000 in 2019/20. Please note that this is revenue funding only.

The AAfG community fund is part of the East Sussex Active Access for Growth Programme, a three year DfT funded programme which aims to enhance existing and longer term cycling and walking activity across our three key growth areas – Newhaven, Eastbourne/South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings. The programme target is to enable a 2.2% year on year increase of walking and cycling activity over the course of the programme. Further details of the bid can be found here.

What they will fund:

 Projects which support sustainable travel choice for the long term unemployed  Projects enabling active access to employment, education and training  Projects providing support to the physically inactive and those with chronic health conditions

If you would like to discuss your specific project idea, please contact the AAfG Programme Manager, the contact details are as below.

Who can apply?

Funding is available for:

 Community groups  Small voluntary organisations, and  Educational Establishment – schools and training providers

How to apply

 Individual grants up to £5,000 are available. Projects should last up to 12 months, and preferably will have longevity and continue in perpetuity after funding ceases  The deadline is 1st May 2018, 5pm  Please e-mail to receive an application form

If you would like to find out more, please attend the AAfG Community Grants launch on 20th February 2018, at Eastbourne Town Hall. Please e-mail to register your attendance.