Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

Just Get Active Walking Sport Fund Guidance Notes

*Delivery Note* 

Due to current situation with Covid-19, we would not expect delivery of this grant to begin until after the lockdown period ends. Unless you are applying to use the fund to support keeping people active whilst at home. 


Walking sports teams in Warwickshire and the surrounding areas have been awarded £5,000 in funding from Just Get Active — an initiative dedicated to helping older adults get active for a happier, healthier life, through participating in Walking Sports. The funding comes after over-50s rose to Just Get Active’s ‘One Million Steps’ walking sports challenge, to great success. This challenge kicked off across Warwickshire and the surrounding areas exclusively in January 2020. The results were incredible, with walking sportsters involved well on track to reaching one million steps collectively, until their efforts were unfortunately cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. However, by early March 2020 they had achieved an outstanding 913,275 steps!

For this reason, the walking sports community of Warwickshire and the surrounding areas are highly deserving of the £5,000 funding which is awarded to Think Active — the Active Partnership for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire — to support walking sports clubs in the regions.


What we will fund

We want to support projects that help encourage more adults to be active by taking part in walking sports.

We want to fund a new activity or a clear expansion on previous projects

We will award grants of up to £500 per project.

The people taking part must be aged 50 or over and be based in Coventry, Solihull  or Warwickshire.


Who can Apply?

Your organisation can apply if you’re:

  • A not-for-profit voluntary or community club or organisation
  • A registered charity
  • A not for profit company or community interest company or other social enterprise
  • A statutory body


What can the grant pay for?

The grant can be used to fund any of the following. If you have other ideas which aren’t included on this list, please get in touch to see if it is something we will consider:

  • New or additional equipment
  • Kit for new teams or teams that haven’t had any before
  • Fixed-term or sessional staff and/or coaching costs
  • Training or coach development costs
  • Venue hire
  • Transport
  • Volunteer costs or expenses.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form available on the following link by 31st October 2020

After you’ve applied

We aim to let you know our decision by 30th November 2020.  If we do need some more information, we’ll contact you.

If you’re successful

If you’re successful, you’ll receive an award agreement that states the purpose of the award and contains our terms and conditions. It’ll also contain various forms that you’ll need to fill in to accept and claim your award. Please read your award letter carefully and keep it safe for future reference.

Your grant is intended specifically for the project you’ve applied for, and any proposed changes should be discussed with us in advance.

You should also keep all receipts and evidence of expenditure. Payments for goods and services for the project should be made directly from the organisation’s bank account (i.e. not by cash) as we may request bank statements to verify claims for payment.

You will be asked to let us know how you got on with your project by keeping a record of the number of people who benefited and by submitting a case study at the end of the project.


What we won’t fund

We can’t fund the following:

  • Items which only benefit an individual
  • Existing salaries
  • The continuation of a project or a project that has taken place before
  • Projects that take place or incur costs before the date of the offer letter. This includes any form of deposits and costs associated in submitting the application
  • Contingency costs and VAT you can recover
  • Projects involving travel to another country
  • Sponsorship, endowments or loan repayments


Who we can’t accept applications from?

 There are a number of entities we won’t be able to fund:

  • Individuals
  • Sole traders
  • Organisations not established in the UK
  • Organisations applying on behalf of another
  • Companies that can pass on profits generated from this funding to directors, members or shareholders.





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