Application deadline 5.00pm, Thursday 31 March 2016
In 2015, we invested over £500,000 into Cheshire and Warrington, to help us achieve our mission of getting 50,000 more people, more active, more often by 2017.
We’re now inviting applications for investment seeking to:
Increased flexibility will be given to those applications which evidence the outcomes outlined in the new Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. These include: Physical Health, Mental Wellbeing, Individual Development, Social/Community Development and Economic Development.
The project detailed within an application cannot:
Applicants must be able to provide evidence of;
Applicants must be able to evidence the strength and depth within any application and demonstrate;
*Activity taking place in ‘traditional’ environments such as leisure centres and traditional club environments must demonstrate clearly a dedicated and informed approach to engaging (and sustaining the interest of) inactive people.
Note: ALL investment will be contractually binding and will be paid on receipt of evidence of agreed outcomes (as per Active Cheshire terms and conditions). Active Cheshire is willing to consider upfront payment of up to 50%. Please contact us to discuss alternative payment terms. Projects may be required to adhere to additional criteria/provide further information as defined by Active Cheshire based on a specific application (e.g. match-funding secured and partner contributions cash or in-kind)
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate they satisfy all criteria, or which do not provide the required level of detail or supporting documentation, will not be considered, and will not be progressed to the Local Investment Panel.
Some 60.9% of local residents are reported as being inactive. In the past 12 months regular participation in physical activity (at least once a week) and sport has increased by 1.5% within the sub-region. This compares to a 1.0% decrease across the North West, and a 0.3% decrease Nationally, in the same time period.
|Cheshire East||Cheshire West & Chester||Warrington|
|APS 8 (2013/14) 34.4%||APS 9 (2014/15) 37%||APS 8 (2013/14) 39.6%||APS 9 (2014/15) 43.2%||APS 8 (2013/14) 40%||APS 9 (2014/15) 36.1%|
APS = Active People Survey, data sources available here: http://activepeople.sportengland.org/
A lack of physical activity has been proven to have a negative impact on the confidence, mental health and physical wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Those most at risk of developing health issues are people unable to sustain a habit of 30 minutes moderate intensity activity every week. This ‘hardest to reach’, inactive/semi-active cohort often don’t have the confidence, kit or skill to engage in traditional, structured activity locally.