People’s Health Trust Active Communities

People's Health Trust

Looking for local funding?

LCF and Voluntary Action Leeds are supporting People’s Health Trust to find local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are  invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Using money raised by HealthAmaze society lottery through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust has opened Active Communities in Wakefield and Leeds.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. People’s Health Trust is looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

People’s Health Trust are looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we 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.

People’s Health Trust run a two stage application process that begins with a short online form. There’s step by step guidance to help you along the way but if you need any support, you can call them on 020 7749 9100 or email.

Find out more

Leeds and Wakefield – neighbourhoods that are in the 30% most deprived (see link below to check your area).
Projects should take place within a small geographical area or for a specific community of interest.

Grants between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for one to two years (overall maximum of £50,000).

Closing Date
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 1pm on Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

The programme is for not for profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 per year. For further information and detailed guidelines, including the neighbourhoods where funding is available, please visit the People’s Health Trust website here.

Leeds Community Foundation is working in partnership with Voluntary Action Leeds to offer guidance on eligibility and advice on your application. If you are interested please contact

To Apply
For the online application form please visit the People’s Health Trust website here. Please note that Leeds Community Foundation are not involved in the administration, assessment or decision making on this programme. All applications should be sent to People’s Health Trust using the form available on their website.

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