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Getting Active 2021-2022

We are excited to announce the return of our flagship Getting Active programme for 2021-2022. We are recruiting 120 member organisations to work with us to deliver sport, dance, physical activity and movement sessions for young Londoners and receive £1500 grants to make this happen. 

We recognise the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on the young people you support and the communities you work in. It’s why our Getting Active Programme 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 young people who face a range of barriers to participation. 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 work together to enable all young Londoners to be healthier, happier, and better connected.  

Key Information and how to apply 

Before starting your online application below, please take the time to read the Getting Active guidance document. You can find this here.


How and what you deliver is something we want you and your young people to tell us, be that a new idea or something that is already working.  

We encourage delivery ideas to focus on inactive/less active 8 – 13-year-olds, but we recognise this is not an age group all members work with so we will still consider applications from those working with older young people if that is what is needed at your organisation 

Because we are focused on improving how active young people are, we are encouraging organisations to look at longer term delivery approaches (30 weeks x 1 hour a week where possible). Again though, we recognise not all member delivery structures will allow for this so will consider alternative structures on a case-by-case basis 


This opportunity is open to all London Youth members, including those previously supported by the Getting Active Programme. We have a pan-London focus, with c.40 places specifically for members working in the following boroughs: 

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon and Waltham Forest 

How to apply: 

The application window opens on Wednesday 08th September and closes on Sunday 24th October. We are encouraging organisations to apply as soon as possible as we will be making decisions on a weekly basis, starting from Thursday 16th September so we can get the funding to you more quickly this year. 

To apply, please complete our short online application form here

Get in touch :

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for an informal chat about your project idea, please email and one of the team will get back to you. 


Coming Soon, our new Sport for Development Learning Grant… 

Building on our focus to increase participation in sport and physical activity, we want to understand how sport can be used as a tool in youth work to ensure young people are physically and emotionally well, have the skills, knowledge, and networks to work towards career goals, and are inspired and enabled to make positive contributions to their communities. 


We will be supporting 30 members on our Getting Active Programme with grants of up to £3k to develop shared learning in Sport for Development work.  

This grant is designed to allow you to test an idea or expand on a pilot you may have tried already that uses physical activity as a tool to address one of the following thematic areas:  

  • Connecting Communities  
  • Mental and Physical Wellbeing  
  • Tackling Inequalities  
  • Skill Development  

 To allow for learning, the grant does not have set targets or guidelines in terms of the focus of your work, the age or background of the young people you are working with, or the structure of the delivery. While there are no specific targets to meet, all projects should demonstrate how they work to achieve the two following key outcomes: 

  • Improved physical activity  
  • Improved/increased skills (this includes technical skills via an accreditation or qualification and/or essential skills such as communication and leadership) 


Applications for this grant will open Monday, October 18th, 2021 and will close Friday, November 19th, 2021 

We will be hosting three information sessions to go through the grant in more detail and answer any questions you have. To register to attend one of these, please click on the date/time below that works best for you: