Lace up those walking shoes for a Big Stroll!
Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:06
Walking is great for our mental and physical health, and walking in groups is a great way to build social connections and help people get to know their local community.
That's why Active Norfolk has teamed up with Pushing Ahead to develop The Big Stroll, a new programme designed to help community groups organise, promote, and lead their own community walks.
The Big Stroll helps organisers set out on the right foot by providing all the tools and training they'll need to access to be able to set up their own Big Stroll, including:
- access to community grants of up to £300 to get started
- a communications toolkit to help promote their Big Stroll
- an online walk leader training module so that walk leaders can lead with confidence
A Big Stroll is about more than just a walk though. It's a chance to meet new people, socialise, and enjoy the mental and physical benefits of walking amongst the beautiful scenery, trails, coastal paths, and lovely villages that Norfolk has to offer.
There are community grants available until 29th November to help you set up and promote your own Big Stroll. To be eligible for funding, your walk must take place between 30th September and 31st December 2019. Find out more about what you can use the grant for, and apply online here.