Walking Group Grants - Western Trust Area

The Public Health Agency has provided funding to support Walking for Health Groups delivering walking programmes in the Western Trust area.

Funding will be allocated by the Western Health and Social Care Trust Health Improvement Department, Equality and Involvement Department as small grants of approximately £100 per group, depending on the number of successful applicants.

The purpose of the grant is to support new or existing walking groups through the provision of transport, access to facilities, promotional materials or items which will enhance and promote walking groups.


  • Only Walk Leaders trained through the Walking for Health scheme are eligible to submit a grant application;

  • Only one grant will be allocated per Walking Group/Walk Leader;

  • Groups applying for grants must have at least one trained walk leader facilitating all walks;

  • Your walking group or host organisation must have a bank account in place in order to access funds as personal cheques cannot be issued;

  • Your group must deliver a walking programme of at least 12 walks during 2019, including at least one walk as part of Walking Month in May;

  • The Walking for Health logo should be used on all promotional materials and is available on request;

  • Funding cannot be used to support one off or fundraising events;

  • Funding cannot be used to pay individuals to lead walks, as it is expected that trained walk leaders lead walks in a voluntary capacity or as part of their core work role in line with the Walking for Health Programme ethos.

Contact Lesley.Finlay@westerntrust.hscni.net for a small grants application form which should be returned no later than Wednesday 6 February.

You will be required to complete a brief evaluation form to confirm how funding has been used. Please keep all receipts. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lesley on 028 7186 5127 ext 217127