The Active Richmond Fund aims to support local organisations and individuals to provide an extended range of activities that enriches the Social Prescribing or Cultural offer, promoting an active lifestyle for borough residents. This fund is open to the voluntary and community sector, but also to small businesses like sole traders (e.g. fitness instructors).
The Fund exists to respond to both current and emerging needs, gaps and opportunities by offering social, cultural and physical activities (including sports, fitness, arts and social groups). We particularly encourage applications from organisations and individual providers who are working with adults who are less active, ‘hard to reach’, in Care or engaged with Social Prescribing. The Fund awards grants for activities which improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
The Active Richmond fund offers two grant schemes to apply to:
- Micro Grants – up to £500
- Main Grants – up to £5,000
The main website link is: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/wellbeing_and_lifestyle/improving_wellbeing_through_exercise/active_richmond_fund