East Sussex Active Access for Growth

2. Active Access for Growth (AAfG) Community Fund

Active Access for Growth (AAfG) Community Fund

Deadline 1st May 2018

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 £45,000 available in 2018/19 and £5,000 in 2019/20. Please note that this is revenue funding only.

What we will fund:

Project applications will be required to meet with the overall AAfG programme objectives of local economic growth and increased levels of physical activity through:

  • Increasing the number of people walking or cycling to work, education or training establishments
  • Providing support to people who are physically inactive, and those with chronic health conditions and who want to increase their levels of physical activity
  • Increase travel choices for people who are long term unemployed to access work

We are happy to consider any projects that meet with the above programme objectives, but some examples of the types of projects which we would fund include: led cycle rides and walks, cycle clubs (equipment and staff time), walking buses and cycle trains, 1-2-1 travel support projects, cycle maintenance, ‘play streets’.

Who can apply?

  • Not for Profit organisations, community and voluntary groups with an income of less than £50,000 a year
  • Educational establishments, including schools and training providers (no income limit)

Applications are now open, and welcome from the groups listed above, who are located within East Sussex but priority will be given to the main Active Access for Growth programme area, which is within Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford, Eastbourne/South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings.

How to apply

  • Individual grants up to £5000 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 email if you have any questions marina.littek@sustrans.org.uk or aafg@eastsussex.gov.uk

Please see application form and guidance below:

Application Form


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