Aimming to make the parks, waterways, coastal environments and countryside of Wales accessible
- Total available:
- £6.5 million
- Application deadline:
- This programme is now closed
This programme is now closed
The programme will provide integrated and co-ordinated projects that remove the barriers to activity experienced by certain sectors of society. The programme aims to make the parks, waterways, coastal environments and countryside of Wales accessible to a wide range of people that might otherwise never use them.
The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce that we have awarded the stage 1 grant to a national partnership consisting of the Sports Council for Wales (SCW), Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), National Public Health Service (NPHS), Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). The grant of £519,500 will help the partnership oversee the development, support and evaluation of a portfolio of projects across Wales This will ultimately provide a significant evidence base for a variety of approaches to encourage increased activity levels amongst the hard to reach sedentary population of Wales.
The Partnership will facilitate the development of stage 2 applications, support and co-ordinate projects funded at stage 2 and provide evaluation support to projects funded at stage 2.
The Partnership’s portfolio of projects reflects the overall aim of the programme, to increase activity levels amongst the hard to reach sedentary population by increasing the recreational use of the natural environment. Project locations across Wales and potential partners have been identified and each project will target one or more of the programme’s identified hard to reach groups. The partnership will now carry out further local consultation and baseline studies to determine the most appropriate partner to lead each project, identify barriers to participation and the activities to be undertaken.