Are you an individual or community group interested in developing sport and physical activity classes across Luton? Do you need help with building your community business or project or want to find out about funding or training opportunities? If yes, the Community Activity Network (CAN) is for you!
The network is led by Luton Council and aims to support the town’s communities to get active by connecting people with resources, information or signposting to providers who can assist them. Funding is also available to local community providers via the Community Activity Network small grants scheme. Groups or individuals can apply for grants and if successful they could receive financial support up to a maximum of £500.
To find out more about the Community Activity Network and how you can get involved or receive further support and advice, come to one of our free meetings:
25 April 2018
Farley Community Centre, Delphine Close, Luton, LU1 5RE, 5.30-7pm
- Opportunity to access the CAN small grants fund
- Networking opportunities
- Your activity listed on CAN’s web pages
27 June 2018
Hockwell Ring Community Centre, Mayne Avenue, Luton, LU4 9LB, 5.30-7pm
- Distribution of grant funds
- Release new mapping layout (showing how groups connect)
22 October 2018
Chaul End Community Centre, 515 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8QN, 5.30-7pm
- Review funded projects
- Plan for 2019
Cllr Rachel Hopkins, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Public Health, said:
“The Community Activity Network will help empower, educate and promote community groups or individuals to deliver physical activity projects across the town. CAN will provide the necessary support to increase the sustainability of local initiatives and help to reduce barriers to participation ultimately helping to achieve the Council’s strategic goal of reducing inactivity to help tackle long term health conditions… If you have a real passion for physical activities and want to help local people to get active as well as network with other groups and share ideas attend one of the meetings and find out how CAN can help you.”
For more information email - CAN@Luton.gov.uk
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