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Get funding to get your neighbourhood active

Do you have a great idea to get people moving in your community?

Physical activity is playing a huge part in supporting people's physical and mental wellbeing through the coronavirus crisis and will have a vital role in helping communities adjust to the 'new normal'. If you've got a fantastic idea to get people moving in your community, you could get up to £1,000 of funding through our Active Neighbourhoods project.

As restrictions begin to be eased it's a great time to plan ahead for your activity, which could be a traditional exercise group or an activity like walking, gardening, or tidying your streets and parks – whatever gets your community moving!

You could spend the funding on set-up costs such as equipment, venue hire, and promotional materials to spread the word.

All activities must be 'Covid-safe' and comply with the current government guidelines on social distancing. We'll post links to specific guidance for physical activity as it's announced, but if you have questions about your planned activity in the meantime please email

If you've an existing activity provider you could apply for funding to pay for training to help you make even more of an impact in your community, for example through a course to develop your coaching skills or to make your activity more accessible.

The Active Neighbourhood project, delivered in partnership with Norwich City Council and Healthy Norwich, aims to give communities a helping hand to become more physically active in a sustainable way. This can help to improve health and wellbeing in your area, reducing long-term health conditions and easing the pressure on local GP services.

The project is running in the Mile Cross and Catton Grove neighbourhoods of Norwich and is open to individuals, clubs, societies, and all kinds of community groups.

If you have any queries please contact

To apply for funding to start a new physical activity in your area, click here.

To apply for funding to get a coaching qualification, click here.

Please read the guidance notes on each page to help you with your application.

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