Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
Using money raised by Health Lottery London East, People’s Health Trust has opened Active Communities in parts of Portsmouth, Havant, Isle of Wight, Gosport, Eastbourne, Bedford, Arun, Worthing, Cherwell, Wycombe, Vale of White Horse, Oxford and Milton Keynes.
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.
We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area, but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.
You can apply for funding for one to two years, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to think about your project and how you will adapt in the medium term while restrictions are in place.
We very much welcome applications from organisations working with people from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic or refugee backgrounds
We run a two stage application process that begins with an online form. There’s step by step guidance to help you along the way but if you need any support, please call us on 020 7749 5151 or email us.
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is Wednesday 6 October at 1pm.
Apply for funding page is here: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/news-stories/active-communities-tell-us-your-great-ideas
Press release is here: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/press-releases/new-funding-southeast