Liverpool Active Promise Fund

The Children and Young People’s PAS Group wishes to utilise £40,000 of the Liverpool Active Promise resource to deliver a grants programme to support education providers in developing their '30-60 minutes' offer for children and young people (CYP) accessing their services.

The application process will launch on Tuesday 30th April 2019 and close at 12noon on Friday 24th May 2019. Grants must be fully spent by 31st March 2020.

This grants programme is overseen by Liverpool City Council (LCC). 

Who can apply?

Primary education providers based within the Liverpool local authority boundary. Applications can also be submitted by education providers and those working in partnership with other providers e.g. physical activity and sport organisations.

Organisations may submit one grant application OR be a partner organisation in one group application.

Only one grant can be awarded per organisation or group of organisations. Organisations can only benefit from one individual grant or one group grant.

How much is available?

Funding of up to £1,500 per organisation can be accessed by primary education providers (ages 5–11) in Liverpool. 

Groups of organisations can apply for a grant to the value of £1,500 per organisation, up to a maximum of £4,500 per group. 

What the grants must be used for

Funded initiatives must focus on enabling less active CYP and can either target this group or target the whole school/family/community, however the focus should be on getting the inactive, active.

Ideally, the initiatives should be evidence-based or identified as good practice. New ideas and initiatives will be considered.

Initiatives may include:

  • Targeted initiatives for the less active (minimum 50% of participants).
  • Whole-school/family/community engagement activities
  • Physical activity in its widest definition e.g. walking, environmental activities, dance, sport.
  • Buying-in services to develop and support delivery of action plans.
  • Buying-in resources to enable delivery of physical activity initiatives, with a focus on engaging the less active.
  • Training or coach education.
  • Taster activities for less active CYP and families.
  • Connections to existing community activities, with a focus on access for the less active e.g. leisure facilities, dance schools, sports clubs.

What the grants cannot be used for

  • Resources that are already freely available or included within existing membership packages.
  • Activities don’t focus on engaging the less active.
  • Activities funded by PE Premium with the last 12 months.
  • The continuation of existing initiatives that don’t engage additional CYP who are less active.
  • One-off events that cannot demonstrate an effective legacy.

How to apply

Please complete and return the forms below via email to by 12noon on Friday 24th May 2019. 

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed against the criteria set out below, with some criteria being weighted to ensure the funding supports CYP experiencing greater health inequalities. 

The assessment panel will consist of two LCC officers plus a representative of the CYP PAS Group who will produce a set of draft recommendations for a panel of elected members to agree or decline. The Director of Community Services will approve the recommendations under delegated authority.

Up to 30 marks

  • Need for project clearly outlined e.g. needs of the target group, data and statistics, feedback from the target group,  expected benefits, the difference the project will make 
  • Engagement of CYP – clear rationale of how approach will engage less active CYP and influence the wider family/peer group.
  • Longer-term impact – how participants will remain active beyond the funding period.

Up to 15 marks

  • Project description – clearly outlined e.g. activities and approaches, target audience described, partners involved.
  • Current memberships or health awards – whether the organisation already demonstrate a level of commitment to health and physical activity.
  • Pupil Premium money – details of how this has been spent over the last 12 months.
  • Evaluation and impact – detail on how the project’s impact will be evaluated.

Up to 5 marks

  • Sharing good practice and personal development – willingness to share good practice with other schools and providers

Further information

For further information please contact Chris Caskie on 0151 233 5261 or email