Chance to apply for cash grants

Local groups and organisations 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.

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

Using money raised by HealthAble through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Cumbria and Northumberland.

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 of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

John Hume, chief executive of the People’s Health Trust, said: “We’re looking to support ideas designed and run by local people which help create even stronger links and ties within communities.

“It’s about local people telling us what would make their local community an even better place grow, live, work and age.

“We’re interested to hear about it. ”

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday, July 29.