Step Up

Covid-19 Support


The details regarding Step up funding listed on the page below are still applicable and you can still apply for this funding.

In addition, we have taken the decision to open this funding to clubs, coaches and organisations that need support in keeping people active. If you could do with financial support to enable you to provide a solution to motivate people to stay or become active then please let us know.

This fund is for small amounts of money to help you overcome a problem. It could be that you need a certain bit of equipment or technology to make it happen or a subscription to a service. We will also consider items that you have purchased since the 21st March 2020.

In some circumstances we may consider purchasing and then loaning the equipment to you.

To apply please either complete the form at the link at the bottom of this page or phone Richard Colman on 07824 417852 to discuss.

Support is available to individuals or organisations that run activities that inspire people to lead an active life.  

The support available is focussed around the people that deliver the sessions (The Workforce).

This support is for the people that make it happen – they run the sessions, they coach the participants, they inspire people to join in.  We want to ensure that projects have the right people, appropriately trained and skilled to deliver great experiences for participants.

The sessions that these individuals support are an entry point for people to become active.  It could be a walking group, a Couch to 5K group, an informal basketball session in a youth club or a group of friends starting some new activity together.

We want to ensure there are no barriers to excellent people inspiring others to be active.   Let us help kick start a new activity.

We can offer support with:

  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Support and signposting
  • Funding
  •  help for an individual to become a coach, leader, instructor 

What this project will not fund:

  • Club activity that is your normal, traditional offering, such as beginner courses 
  • Payment of instructors or coaches
  • Running costs of an activity

To find out how we can help, please click the link below and complete the short form. We will then be in contact to discuss in more detail how we may be able to support you.