Active Essex Foundation
The Active Essex Foundation is a registered charity that has been set up to increase the use of physical activity and sport to engage and support the most inactive communities and tackle the inequalities that exist across Essex.
Working in partnership with over 200 locally trusted organisations (LTOs) to achieve their mission, they inspire communities to become more active, raise aspirations, improve employability and enable individuals to reach their full potential.
Their work to date has seen a hug impact on the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour, and this has been particularly prevalent through their Sport and Youth Crime Prevention Project.
The Foundation have been able to bring together like-minded organisations to share experiences and learnings to develop county-wide offers. By working together collaboratively and not in isolation, they are able to provide a wide range of opportunities for young people.
During the growth of the Foundation, it has seen its successful bid writing develop from small grant organisations to larger funders such as the National Lottery, Children in Need, and more recently the Ministry of Justice. Ultimately this growth has led to having the ability to hire staff members for the first time, as well as develop the Sport and Youth Crime Prevention Project.