Funding news - 19/05/2017

People’s Health Trust Active Communities to Open in South West Wales

The People’s Health Trust has announced that its Active Communities funding programme will open soon to local voluntary and community groups in Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Bridgend, and Ceredigion.

The People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust opens in different areas at different times throughout the year.

Active Communities will be opening soon in the HealthExpect areas of Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Bridgend, and Ceredigion.

Not-for-profit community groups and organisations can apply for a grant of between £5,000 and £50,000 to help with projects lasting between nine months and two years.

To be eligible, projects should:

  • Be designed and led by local people.
  • Be small and local taking place, for example, on a few streets or a small village.
  • Create stronger connections between people.
  • Enable people to feel they are doing something positive in their area, making a difference and feeling good about it.
  • Be in one or more of the eligible neighbourhoods.

The Trust does not fund projects that are strictly health-related and focus on certain diseases or which aim to change behaviour, such as giving up smoking, losing weight etc.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be non-profit.
  • Have an income of less than£350,000 a year (or an average of £350,000 over two years).
  • Have less than six months’ annual running costs in savings (with no restrictions on the money) after they have deducted the grant they wish to request from the Trust.
  • Be constituted.
  • Be more than three months old.

Groups should keep an eye on the Trust's website for the opening date in their area or they can sign up to the Trust's mailing list (at the bottom of the home page) to receive the weekly funding opportunities email.

Full details can be found on the Trust’s website

Source: People's Health Trust, 19/05/2017