Looking for local funding?

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Using money raised by HealthBloom society lottery through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust has opened Active Communities in Kirklees.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations aimed at organisations working in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, 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. They are looking for small and local 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’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this they mean a group of people who have things 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.

They run a two stage application process over a four week period that begins with a short online form. If you’d like to know more about the kind of projects they fund we are running a workshop on: May 3rd at 4.00pm here at Volunteering Kirklees, 12 New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR.
To book a place please email
elaine@vkirklees.org.uk or ring 01484 519053.
If you think
you’d like to apply but can’t make this time please ring us and we’ll get back to you to see how we can help. 

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016.