That’s the big question from Liverpool City Council and its partners who are looking for great projects linked to education settings that could benefit from a funding boost.
Liverpool City Council has £40,000 available and is looking to share it out between primary education providers in Liverpool who want to get children and young people more active.
Earlier this year, the council and its partners launched the Liverpool Active Promise, which aims to make Liverpool the nation’s most active big city by 2026.
At present, 70 per cent of the city’s young people are active for 30 minutes a day.
The goal is to increase this to 90 per cent by enabling more children and young people to move more every day.
Now the city’s Children and Young People’s Physical Activity and Sport Group wants to kick-start the initiative through this fund for primary-age projects.
Steve Reddy, Director of Children’s Services, explains: “Increasing our levels of activity can have so many benefits in the short-term and for long-term health and mental wellbeing. With our children’s ever-increasing reliance on mobile phones, handheld devices and games consoles for entertainment, it has never been more important for us to encourage them to get up and be active.
“Every child in Liverpool deserves to enjoy an active lifestyle, which is why we want to work with primary education providers to increase the range of opportunities available.”
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to primary education providers (up to £4,500 for group bids). The projects must focus on getting children and young people more active and can include everything from traditional sports right through to walking and enjoying the environment.