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Active Communities Funding Programme

The People’s Health Trust is currently accepting or about to accept applications to its Active Communities funding programme in a number of areas in England, Scotland and Wales.

The People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust opens in different areas at different times throughout the year.

Active Communities is a funding programme for local people with great ideas about how to help create fairer places to grow, live, work and age well. The People’s Health Trust is looking for ideas which will create stronger connections between people and help make their local neighbourhoods even better.

Referring to the funding programme, John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, said:

“We’re looking to support ideas designed and run by local people which help create even stronger links and ties within communities. Whether it’s a women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; a computer skills support group run for and by older people; support for local people to become community organisers; or young people living with mental ill-health wishing to address access to work issues or discrimination, we’re interested to hear about it.”

To apply, organisations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a local not-for-profit group or organisation in England, Scotland or Wales.
  • Have an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years.
  • Have unrestricted access to savings of less than six months of the organisation’s yearly spending.
  • Be constituted for at least three months.

Applicants need to have a great idea, designed and led by local people which will:

  • Take place within a small area for a small group of people such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
  • Run for between nine months and two years.
  • Need investment of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year (up to £50,000 for two years).
  • Take place in one of the areas People’s Health Trust show as most needing the funding.

It’s opening soon in the following areas:

  • HealthThrive – Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
  • HealthBloom – Calderdale and Bradford.
  • HealthForm – Manchester.
  • HealthEquality – Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
  • HealthBelief – Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The opening and closing dates are announced on the People’s Health Trust website.

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