Active Communities Grant Programme open to local groups in Gloucestershire

The People’s Health Trust have launched their ‘Active Communities Grant Programme’ in Gloucestershire.  Local groups and organisations with ideas of how they can make their communities an even better place to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Using money raised through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods or communities in Gloucestershire.  Applications from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean are particularly welcomed.

Projects could be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people, and that help people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age. There are two strands

  • They are looking for small and local projects, ‘neighbourhood based 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 something 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.

To find out whether a project is eligible, click on this link

The closing date for applications is 1pm on 11 October. To apply, visit and contact Barbara Pond on or 01452 528491. GRCC are running workshops and offering one to one support about the grant programme to help projects submit an application.


September 18, 2017


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