People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities funding programme

People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities funding programme is opening soon in North Lanarkshire - from 1pm on Wednesday 17th March until 1pm on Wednesday 14th April. Please see below for further details and feel free to share with local groups and networks.

About the programme:

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. Using money raised by Health Lottery Scotland, People's Health Trust will open the Active Communities programme in North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, Fife and Renfrewshire this month.

Projects can be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people, and that help local people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.

Projects need to:
•         Be designed and led by local people
•         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 who wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.

Peoples Health Trust run a two stage application process that begins with an online form.

Groups can find more information and the online application here:

If you have any questions about the programme, or would like any more details, please get in touch with Charlotte Gal