The Health Lottery: Active Communities Programme

The Health Lottery has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequalities.

Health Lottery North-West is part of the People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 per year (for up to two years) for projects designed and led by local people which target areas most affected by health inequalities.

Projects will be small and local and could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village. The programme also supports Communities of Interest. These are groups 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 but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.

The closing date for applications is 3 November 2021. More information is available here.