Active West Lancs second round of grants awarded

Active West Lancs has awarded its second round of grants designed to help groups in West Lancs get people more active.

Funding can be applied for a variety of activities such as running free taster sessions, discounting subsequent membership fees for disadvantaged individuals or simply raising the profile of the activities that your organisation runs by improved marketing and publicity campaigns.  All the activity will be aimed at getting more people active and by so doing help to improve either their mental or physical health.

The following organisations have been successful in their applications:

  • Ormskirk Tennis Club - has been awarded £500 to encourage inactive adults, especially women, to engage in exercise and healthy activity through the sport of tennis.  The Club will offer a ten week programme of fun and friendly sessions aimed at adult beginners. Free separate child sessions will be offered at the same time to help overcome childcare issues.  For more information, phone 01695 573 459 - website:
  • Parbold Badminton Club - has been awarded £500 to offer free Badminton ‘taster’ sessions with the aim of attracting new players to the game.  The sessions will be aimed at attracting those who have never played before and especially those who do not currently participate in physical activity.  Equipment and some basic coaching will be provided.
  • North Meols Nifty Fiftys - has been awarded £200 to buy exercise equipment to increase capacity to attract new members.  For more information, go to website:
  • Ormskirk Bowling Club - has been awarded £310 to hold taster sessions for people to try the sport of crown green bowls.  For more information, go to website: 

If your group is interested in getting a grant to help people become more active, applications can be made at any time by downloading a simple Active Grants application form here.

To apply for a grant you must be an Active West Lancs Associate Partner organisation.  Apply to be an Associate Partner here.