The Peoples Health Trust Active Communities Fund has recently re-launched funding for groups based in York and North Yorkshire. Applications for funding are invited from groups based in the most deprived neighbourhoods for projects which are aimed at bringing people together for a social purpose. Grants are available of between £5000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.
For further information about eligibility and to see if your organisation is based in a fundable neighbourhood please visit the People’s Health Trust website.
The funding is available to all based in a fundable neighbourhood in North Yorkshire but Two Ridings Community Foundation can offer support and advice to groups in Craven wishing to make an application.
The Active Communities fund has a two stage application process with the first stage a relatively simple set of four questions. If they like the project idea they will invite a stage 2 application.
Groups are encouraged to make a stage 1 application as early as possible because if it is rejected the group can resubmit further project ideas (with the aim of being invited to a stage 2 application) until the closing date of 15 November. In addition the earlier a group is invited to complete a stage 2 application the more time they will have to complete it. The closing date for stage 2 applications will be a further 3 weeks from the stage 1 closing date.
Projects can include capital costs as well as revenue costs but cannot be for capital costs alone and capital costs are capped at a maximum of £15,000.
The main focus of the project must be about bringing people together with a small number of people (from the fundable neighbourhood) attending regularly for a minimum period of 12 months.