Applications Now Open For The Active Londoners Fund

The Mayor of London’s Community Sport Team has re-opened applications to the ‘Active Londoners’ fund.

The Active Londoners fund tackles inactivity by supporting individuals and organisations who use sport and other kinds of physical activity to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners. This second and final round will award grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 to individuals and organisations to deliver localised sport and physical activity across London, to get more Londoners active and improve their physical and mental health.

Active Londoners projects should all follow social distancing guidelines, be local or hyper-local to your target group, and be free or low cost to participate in. Also, importantly, at least three quarters of your project participants (75% or more) should be inactive at the start of your project. We will give priority to initiatives that:

  • Address the increased levels of inactivity that have been made worse during the coronavirus pandemic due to lockdown, social distancing restrictions and wider issues.
  • Focus on specific groups of Londoners who are inactive – for example, older people, people with physical or intellectual disabilities, and people in lower socio-economic groups – and specifically address the barriers they face to being active.
  • Incorporate emotional or social support to Londoners to improve their mental health, with an interest in exploring how sport and physical activity can help to promote good mental health and wellbeing.
  • Can demonstrate a clear understanding of the barriers to participation that their target audience may face and a plan for helping inactive Londoners to overcome those barriers. This might include specific mental health barriers to activity.

Applications will close at 12 noon on Friday 20 November.