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Funding scheme open to get children active

A group of girls on an indoor basketball court with their male coach talking to them
Active Sussex funded an after school basketball club for girls

Funding scheme open to get children active

A funding pot to support children to get active in Sussex has reopened.

The Children and Young People Investment Fund, run by Active Sussex, is a small grants fund which can support projects of up to £2,000.

Active Sussex are particularly looking to fund projects that support children to get active from areas of identified inequality, including areas with high numbers of children living in deprivation, children with physical or learning disabilities, children from black or south Asian ethnic origins, or less active girls.

Active Sussex are also keen to support projects that reach one of the above target groups but also support mental well-being or offer a positive referral away from crime.

Andy Wright, the Strategic Relationship Manager for Children and Young People at Active Sussex, said: “This fund is now in its third year and has supported 70 projects across Sussex.

“These have ranged from supporting projects that introduce children to the great outdoors, to after school basketball sessions for girls, and a boxing project for teens to help support mental health issues.

“Our aim is to make sure everyone has access to and can benefit from physical activity.”

Further examples of impactful projects along with details of eligibility and how to express your interest in applying can be found on the Children and Young People Investment Fund page.

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