Apply for funding to turn community ideas into reality

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Groups and organisations across Bedfordshire 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.

The People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Eastern England – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

Using money raised by HealthCourage through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Bedford.

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 February 18.

To apply for funding, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk. For help and advice in completing the application, you can contact linda.candita@blcf.org.uk.