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People’s Health Trust Funding Opportunity

by | Jun 13, 2018 |

There is an amazing funding opportunity coming up from the Peoples Health Trust that goes live today!

Active Communities

The application process There are four steps to Stage 1 of the application process:

  • Step 1 – Establish whether your organisation is eligible for funding – read the eligibility criteria
  • Step 2 – Say if you are a ‘neighbourhood-based project’ or a ‘community of interest’ (these terms will be explained later on)
  • Step 3 – Establish if your neighbourhood or community is fundable
  • Step 4 – Submit the completed Stage 1 application form

You will be informed as to whether you will be invited to complete the full Stage 2 application form after 10 working days after the advertised closing date for your area. Projects need to:

  • Be designed and led by local people
  • Support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them
  • Create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for at least one year)
  • Be for people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country
  • Be either:
    • small and local, for example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village and working in one or more of our ‘fundable neighbourhoods’, or
    • a community of interest – a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area.

The minimum grant that you can apply for is £5,000 over one year, £7,500 over 18 months, or £10,000 over two years.
The maximum amount of funding we will invest in a project is £50,000. We are highly unlikely to fund a grant of £50,000 over one year.

One organisation can apply for a maximum of two projects in one area that is open for funding. Existing Active Communities grant holders can only apply if their current grant ends within twelve months from the closing date of their funding area.

Here are some ideas previously funded:
– A group for local older and younger people to get together in a local area and do activities together (for example craft, technology, history)
– A group for adults to learn English and enterprise skills connected to sewing
– A local magazine written by and for the benefit of disabled people, giving information and calling for action on matters affecting disabled people locally
– A community cafe created and run by single parents as a space to meet, seek support and socialise
– A peer support group for families with disabled children
– A tenants action group for people living on an estate

If anyone would like some more information on this we are very happy to schedule a briefing to explain this in more detail and can also help with any applications should you be eligible to apply for stage 1.

Please have a look at the link and let our Development Adviser know if you would like some more information on this and how we can help you:

Bronte Smith, Development Advisor
T: 01344 383 519
(Working Hours Tues-Thurs)