Organisations urged to apply for community grants

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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.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is supporting the People’s health Trust to increase the number of applications it receives from charities in Northamptonshire.

Grants director Rachel McGrath, said: ‘People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in the East Midlands – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

“We want to help local charities successfully apply for larger funds that could make a big difference to local people.’

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

Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people, such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.

John Hume, chief executive of the People’s Health Trust, said: “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. It’s an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.”

The closing date for applications is 1pm on 02 April 2014. To find out if this fund is right for your group contact Rachel McGrath at Northamptonshire Community Foundation on 01604 230033.

To find out more about 
Active Communities, visit

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is an independent grant giving organisation which provides much needed and often life changing grants to some of the county’s most in need and vulnerable people.

It has a wealth of knowledge about need within the county and connects people who want to give with causes close to their hearts.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has awarded more than £6 million to over 1,000 groups in the county since it was launched in 2001.

To apply for a grant, donate or to find out more about Northamptonshire Community Foundation please log on to or call on 01604 230033.