Funding opportunity to develop approaches to supporting physical activity in Wealden.


We are pleased to announce that we will be able to support and enable partners to reduce physical activity inequalities and deliver better health outcomes within the district through a new funding programme.

This is an exciting prospect which has been made available by funds being released by East Sussex County Council Public Health.

The funding programme is available to one or more delivery partners who can apply for between £1,000 and £15,000. Projects must support and enable Wealden residents to become more active.  This will help individuals realise the many mental wellbeing and health benefits associated with living a more active healthier lifestyle and enable them to make positive health choices.

The deadline for the application is the 28th October 2022 with all funds to be spent by the 30th June 2023.

Funding Aims

The aim of this funding programme is to develop approaches to supporting physical activity in Wealden. These must focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the local sport, the physical activity sector and residents. The project will seek to identify and implement the actions needed to address the issues that have arisen due to the pandemic and support physical activity delivery and participation.

Funding will be prioritised to projects that demonstrate how they achieve this aim and the following objectives: 

  • To work with residents to understand the impact of COVID-19 has been on people’s physical activity behaviour and support them to begin/return to activity. 
  • To work with sport and physical activity clubs and organisations to understand the impact of COVID-19 on future delivery and participation, supporting the development of the physical activity sector through effective communication and networking. 
  • To develop pathways into and out of the service which seek to increase uptake by high priority individuals
  • Provide participants with access to wider advice and guidance services to address wider determinants of health (e.g. housing, debt, unemployment).  Note: assistance may be provided by us with this aim, if required.

If you are interested in applying please email  to be sent an application form. The form needs to be done online, but a word document can be sent to complete a draft before you complete the final application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Many Thanks




Zoe Sorrell – Wellbeing Officer

Economic and Wellbeing Team, Wealden District Council