Reminder – Active Communities funding programme application deadline is approaching!

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding from this new People’s Health Trust programme, to turn their ideas into reality.

Using money raised by HealthConfirm through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is now looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell Forest.

The Active Communities programme is aimed at community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year, that are 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 programme opens in Berkshire on Wednesday 10 December for seven weeks, with a deadline for applications of 1pm on 28 January 2015.

Find out more about the criteria for the Active Community programme

Map of the eligible areas

If you would like to discuss your potential eligibility or need support to develop your ideas and prepare a bid, please do contact Reading Voluntary Action on

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