People’s Health Trust – Health Lottery Scotland Active Communities



Fund status: Closed
Closing date: May 3, 2023
Funding category: Advocacy/Befriending/Mentoring, Arts/Culture, Community Benefit, Education/Learning, Environmental/Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Health, Social care and welfare, Sport/Recreation

Health Lottery Scotland is funded through a society lottery, designed to raise money to address health inequalities in Scotland. Active Community projects need to be designed and led by local people and support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them.

Projects will create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for at least one year). They will benefit people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country in either:

  • small and local communities, for example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village or
  • communities of interest (a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests) who wish to come together to address specific issues.

Who can apply

You can apply if:

  • Your organisation supports people to create or shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better
  • You are a not for profit organisation or group
  • Your income is less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 or less over the last two years
  • You have less than six months’ annual running costs in savings
  • Your organisation has been constituted for at least three months
Maximum annual income: £350,000

When to apply

Due to open at 1pm on 5 April 2023 and will close at 1pm on 3 May 2023.

Next deadline: 3 May 2023

How to apply

Apply online via the Trust’s website. There is a two stage process, if successful in Stage 1 you will be invited to apply for Stage 2.

How to apply

Contact People’s Health Trust – Health Lottery Scotland Active Communities using the details below

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