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People's Health Trust - Active Communities

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.

Active Communities is for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years. They are looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, they mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

They are also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this they 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.

The programme is open in different areas at different times of the year. Please note that to make sure their funds are distributed equitably, sometimes they will restrict the neighbourhoods that are eligible to apply. 

Using money raised through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has planned openings for Active Communities in Health Lottery South West in January 2020 and will be opening in parts of Cornwall, North Somerset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. You can sign up for funding alerts here. Please note that these are their planned openings but due to the nature of how they get their funding, these openings are subject to change.


Video: Short animation to support people applying for funding through the Active Communities programme to help applicants decide if they are a neighbourhood-based project or a community of interest.

There is a two stage funding 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 020 7749 9100 or email..

View details of how the People's Health Trust strategy which will focus on three strategic areas of work over 2019-2022.

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Published
11.01.2020