Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Strathclyde – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
Using money raised by HealthShine through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde.
Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people, such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, says: “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 tenants and residents’ mediation group or a computer skills group for older people, we’re interested to hear about it.”
“Applying couldn’t be easier – it’s about local people telling us what would make their local community an even better place grow, live, work and age. It’s an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.”
The closing date for applications is 1pm on 23 July 2014.
To apply for funding, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.
For media enquiries about People’s Health Trust and Active Communities, please contact George Tyson – 020 7697 4017 / George.firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Britain die, on average, seven years younger than people living in the richest neighbourhoods. What’s more, they will spend 17 years more of their shortened lives with an extra disability and have a lower quality of life. We believe that where people live should not unfairly reduce the length or the quality of their lives.
Active Communities, a funding programme for local people with great ideas about how to help create fairer places to grow, live, work and age well.
People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk
HealthShine is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde. www.HealthShineCIC.org.uk/
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk