Active Communities Grants

The Active Communities Grants launched in December 2019 and provides opportunities for local people, groups and organisations to apply for funding of up to £500 to support Doncaster residents to be more active.

We know that active people contribute to a healthy and vibrant community and a thriving community supports people to be active. The Active Communities Grants will fund ideas from local people, groups and organisations that create the right conditions for people to 'get out and about more' and be active where they live.

The fund is open to:

  1. Not-for profit voluntary or community organisations
  2. Registered charities
  3. Not-for profit company, community interest company or social enterprise
  4. Schools
  5. Individuals or informal groups

Examples of what could be funded:

Some examples are listed below, however this is not an exhaustive list and we are keen to hear about different, bold and innovative ways in which the funding may be used:

  • Events, or activities at events
  • Materials and/or tools for developing community assets
  • Informal and/or formal training to develop people's skills
  • Qualifications
  • Mentoring and support for volunteers or staff
  • Specialist expertise to help develop an idea or deliver a project
  • Technology
  • Marketing and communication.

How to apply:

It is important to read the Information Pack below.

Following this, please contact the Well Doncaster Officer in your area for support, guidance and a copy of the application form.

Well Doncaster Officer contact details:

North - Adwick; Carcroft; Woodlands; Bentley; Askern; Sprotbrough etc.

James Parsonage: 01302 734484 / 07971 395978 /

East - Armthorpe; Stainforth; Thorne; Moorends; Dunscroft; Hatfield etc.

Kerry Hughes: 01302 737433 / 07971 955519 /

Central - Town Centre; Balby; Wheatley; Intake; Cantley; Hexthorpe etc.

Hannah McWilliams: 01302 736748 / 07866 003935 /

South (West) - Conisbrough; Denaby; Rossington; Mexborough; Edlington etc.

Alex McBain: 01302 736911 / 07974 602092 /

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed every two weeks starting from the 3rd August 2020. Please submit your application to

If you have any questions about the Active Communities Grants scheme, please do not hesitate to contact the Well Doncaster Officer for your area.