Strengthening Communities

Our Charity

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.

invested in grassroot sport and physical activity projects
projects supported and organisations worked with
young people supported through our projects
Using the power of physical activity to prevent anti-social behaviour
As the cost of living crisis continues to effect the health and wellbeing of young people in Essex, this year the Active Essex Foundation prioritised its physical activity programmes to reach those most in need. By connecting young people and their families to physical activity opportunities such as our Lottery-funded Youth Crime and Violence project, we have seen young people develop the confidence to navigate towards a more positive future. It’s been a successful year for the team who care passionately about improving lives in Essex and as Trustees, we are committed to ensuring these opportunities continue for the long-term.
Jenni Anderson, Chair

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.

The Sport and Youth Crime Prevention project

Strengthening Communities

The 3 year programme

Funded by the National Lottery, Essex Local Delivery Pilot and Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit...

Active Essex Foundation