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Active Wellbeing workplace funding is back!

We live such busy lives with so much of our time spent at work, that incorporating physical activity into our working day, while surrounded by friends and colleagues, just seems to make a lot of sense.

So, after the tremendous success of previous years, getting over 10,000 civil servants and public sector colleagues active in a workplace event, we’re relaunching our ever-popular workplace funding initiative.

It’s so simple to apply and you could receive up to £200 to help fund an activity.

The focus of Active Wellbeing is to improve workplace community wellbeing and encourage individuals to develop a better work/leisure balance in their lives.

How to apply

Applicants simply need to complete the Active Wellbeing Funding Form, open till Wednesday 31 January, and you will be notified if your request has been successful by Friday 23 February.  Please note that funding is limited and applications will only be accepted while funding is available. Once funds have been exhausted the application form will close.

All workplace activities should be completed before June 2024 to maximise momentum from Active Wellbeing 24. 

Apply for funding before 31 January

The Funding Process

1.  Apply for funding using the Active Wellbeing Funding Form , providing as much detail as to what you are expecting to use this funding for, how many people you hope to help and how CSSC’s funding would help. You will be able to select from five broad packages that include:  

  • Wellbeing classes- Suggestions are yoga, group meditation sessions, Pilates, or wellbeing talks.   
  • Fitness activities– This could be CrossFit, taster sessions, instructor or venue hire for specific activities. 
  • Sporting social events- Social activities that have a sporting element. Last year’s examples include Bowling, Ninja Warrior or Laser Tag.  
  • Team building– Funding could be used to provide wellbeing/fitness related rewards for active office challenges. 
  • CSSC Focus Sports PackagesCSSC have six different focus sports which we are encouraging workplaces and individuals to get involved with. These include rounders, football, rugby, netball, volleyball and bowls. If interested, workplaces can apply for start-up packages, development packs, kits and equipment.   

 Forms must be completed in full; you may be contacted if more information is required. The deadline for this submission is Wednesday 31 January 2024. Please note that funding is limited and applications will only be accepted while funding is available. Once funds have been exhausted the application form will close.

2. Decisions over whether your activity can be funded will be made by the Active Wellbeing panel and you’ll be notified if successful by 23 February. Applications will be evaluated based on alignment with the objectives of Active Wellbeing.

3. If you are successful, we will send a funding agreement which you will need to accept, sign and return to us via email. We ask you to do this at as soon as you can.

4. After terms are agreed to, payments will usually be made within 30 days of conditional funding agreements being signed and received by us. Payments will be made via invoices or CSSC will purchase equipment from head office.

5. Activities will take place between March-June. Funding recipients will be required to provide feedback, quotes from participants and photographs of your event for CSSC to share on our website and social media channels.

Feel Inspired

If you’re in need of inspiration for what sort of activity to hold for your workplace, have a look at some 2023 success stories from some of last year’s successful applicants.  

Workplace Funding Success Stories

Terms & Conditions

  • Any funding awarded should solely be spent on the purpose approved by CSSC and outlined in the application forms. 
  • The funding must be used to hold workplace events before the end of June 2024. 
  • Payments will not be made until the Agreement forms are received by the Active Wellbeing Board.  
  • Payments will usually be made within 14 days of conditional funding agreements being signed and received by CSSC. 
  • Payments will be made via bank transfer. 
  • Any part of funding that is not used for the purpose approved will be refunded to CSSC.  
  • You will be responsible for any overspending on the activity and CSSC will not be liable for any costs in excess of the fund awarded.   
  • Accurate financial records of spending associated with the funding should be kept and submitted if asked for by CSSC.     
  • You will inform CSSC of any material change to the funding application, none of which should be made without CSSC’s prior agreement. 
  • Material change shall mean any significant change to the expenditure of your funding.                                                        
  • Hosts should provide a participation report for CSSC to detail how many members and non-members took part in the activity.  
  • Please provide feedback and quotes from participants and photographs of your event for CSSC to share on our website and social media channels. (Please confirm that all individuals included in the photographs are happy for their images to be shared) 
  • CSSC hold the right to use the information you give us to publicise any Active Wellbeing events taking place. 
  • You must abide by the funding agreement and its expectations in connection with PR and marketing.  
  • If relevant to your activity, proof of public liability insurance must be obtained if using a venue or instructor. This ensures participants are insured for the activity, in the case of any incidents. 
  • You must consider whether your event is suitable for all ages and abilities in order to appeal to a wide audience.