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New funding available for local groups in Cornwall

10 March 2015

A fantastic funding opportunity for community groups within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has arisen. The Cornwall Community Foundation is currently delivering development work on behalf of People’s Health Trust in support of their Active Communities funding programme.

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.

Using money raised by HealthPerfect through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of Cornwall.

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.

Projects could be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people, and that help people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age. We’re 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. We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have something 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.  

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 women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; a computer skills support group run for and by older people; support for local people to become community organisers; or young people living with mental ill-health wishing to address access to work issues or discrimination, 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.”

The closing date for applications is 11am on the 10th April 2015.

To apply for funding, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk for application support or advice please contact Kirsty Philpott, Grants Manager on 01566779865 or e-mail Kirsty.philpott@cornwallfoundation.com.

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