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28 September 2020

We are excited to announce the return of our flagship Getting Active programme for 2020-2021. In the coming months, we’ll be recruiting over 100 community youth organisations from London Youth members to work with us to deliver enjoyable and safe sport and physical activity opportunities for young Londoners (all in-line with the relevant COVID-19 guidance requirements).

We recognise the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on the young people you support and the communities you work in. Getting Active focuses on four key outcomes areas:

  • Improving physical and mental wellbeing
  • Strengthening and supporting peer relationships
  • Improving attitudes and understanding of the importance of being regularly active
  • Building confidence and capacity within community youth organisations

We place particular emphasis on supporting young people who are inactive/less active, plus those that face a range of barriers in accessing regular sport and physical activity opportunities outside of formal education. Whatever the focus of your organisation, whatever the size of your organisation, our Getting Active Programme is created to be accessible to all members so we can all work to enable young Londoners to be healthier, happier, and better connected.


Getting Active (8 – 13-year olds)

What: 30 weeks of sport and physical opportunities delivered between October 2020 and August 2021 to young people aged 8 – 13. How and what you deliver is what we want you to tell us. All we ask is that you consider the four key outcome areas mentioned above and focus on supporting inactive/less active young people. You can find out further information via the proposal guidance here

Who: Up to 40 London Youth members working in Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Havering, Harrow, Hillingdon and Waltham Forest

*There will be another recruitment round in November for organisations working in all other boroughs* 

When: The deadline for proposals is Sunday 18th October at Midday.

How to apply: Please submit your proposals online here We anticipate this taking no more than 40 minutes. Please note, we cannot support every proposal submitted and successful proposals must meet the Due Diligence requirements


Getting Active Satellite Clubs (14 – 19-year olds)

What: London Youth members deliver 30 weeks of sport and physical opportunities starting from October 2020 to young people aged 14 – 19. How and what you deliver is what we want you to tell us. All we ask is that you consider the four key outcomes areas mentioned above and focus on supporting inactive/less active young people. You can find out further information via the proposal guidance here

Who: 15 London Youth members working in any London borough. If you have previously received Satellite Club Funding from ourselves, London Sport or another partner (e.g. – Street Games, Sported or a Young People’s Foundation), you are eligible to apply, but, must demonstrate your proposal will engage a different cohort of young people.

When: The deadline for proposals is Sunday 18th October at Midday.

How to apply: Please submit your Expression of Interest proposal online here. We anticipate this taking no more than 20 minutes. Please note, we cannot support every EOI proposal submitted and successful proposals must meet the Due Diligence requirements and then provide some further project details.


Get in touch

If you have any questions on the above opportunities, please contact one of our Sports Development Team:

John – john.jones@londonyouth.org | 07736 619 595

Jas – jas.hothi@londonyouth.org | 07736 619 603

Liona – liona.bravo@londonyouth.org | 07736 619 596

Jasmin – jasmin.campbell@londonyouth.org | 07936 957 105

COVID-19 Useful Resources:

National Youth Agency guidance

The Mayor’s Office Socially Distanced Sport Toolkit 

Sport England’s Return to Play Guidance

Free CIMPSA Re-Activate Training for staff, volunteers and young leaders