Who we ARE?
Active Braintree Foundation (ABF) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and was established 2018. It was primarily set up to promote sport and physical activity for the benefit of health and well-being to engage and support communities across Braintree District especially harder to reach communities and under-represented groups.
Since our inception we have supported and funded various projects throughout Braintree, below are a few examples of a projects we have worked with:
Halstead Day Centre
We funded an instructor to run a chair based exercise programme for 4 days per week and catering for many different people each day. The sessions have proved immensely popular and participants have improved their hand eye co-ordination and mobility as well as offering social interaction in a fun environment.
Braintree Walking Netball
The Braintree Walking Netball club has been running for only a few years and has seen its membership go from 8 people to over 40. With this growing demand they required funding for new equipment and marking out a new court. This will allow the club to recruit even more members and provide the opportunity for anyone regardless of age, experience or fitness ability to play this popular sport.
Essex Pickleball Club
Pickleball is a growing sport and can be played by people of all ages. The Essex club were growing in numbers and required new equipment to cater for their new members and those they were about to recruit.
ABF have organised a number of Club Forums covering for example Funding, Safeguarding, Social Media etc. These have proved popular with local clubs and organisations, not only for the training but also for the opportunity to network with other similar groups.
We are always happy to hear from people who support our work or use our services, so don’t be shy.
Active Braintree Foundation is keen to work with partners across the district to support and develop projects and ideas which will use sport and physical activity to engage communities.
So if you are interested in working with us, have an idea that you need support in developing however big or small, or want to work with a wider network of grass roots organisations then please get in touch!
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