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We have two types of Active Communities project. In order to proceed with your application we need to know what type of project you will be submitting. Read the description below, and if you are still not sure, watch the video to help you decide, or contact us.
A neighbourhood-based project is small and local. For example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village and working in one or more of our fundable neighbourhoods.
A community of interest is a group of people who have a shared identity or experiences and wish to come together to address issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.
If you are applying as a community of interest, please contact us. This is because the application process is slightly different for communities of interest. More information about applying as a Community of Interest.
In order to apply to Active Communities, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria.
If you cannot answer yes to all of the questions unfortunately you are not eligible to apply to the Active Communities Programme, please do not continue with this form.
If you have any questions or want to talk to us about your idea please contact us on 020 4548 0939 or email@example.com
Tell us where the people involved in your project live. Select the specific fundable neighbourhoods by clicking on the map and add them to your application. You must select at least one. It is essential that at least 80% of your participants come from fundable neighbourhoods.
Thank you for your application. We have emailed you a copy of your form. We will be in touch within 10 working days after the deadline to let you know if you have got through to Stage 2.
If you do not receive a email copy of your application, (do check your spam folder) please contact us before the application deadline and include the date and time that you submitted your application.
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The application process is in two stages.
If your project is neighbourhood-based, you can apply online. If your project is a community of interest, contact us to request an application form. Find out more.
We will contact you by email within 10 working days after the deadline to let you know if you have got through to Stage 2.
Be for people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country
Openings from September 2022: We are particularly interested to hear how your project will respond to the cost of living crisis and rising mental health needs. The Trust may prioritise projects that include cost of living considerations and/or support mental health.
The Trust will consider projects with delivery online if applicants can demonstrate:
In Stage 1, you need to tell us about your idea and what you want to do. This will enable us to tell you whether you can go forward to a Stage 2 application. It is important that all questions are completed fully. You are asked to do this in step six of the online application in 'Your project details'. You can download a copy of the questions in Step 6 of the online neighbourhood based application to prepare your answers here.
We will assess your Stage 1 and Stage 2 application against the following key criteria:
Last year, just over half of Stage 1 applications we received went forward to Stage 2. Around three quarters of Stage 2 applications were subsequently approved for funding by our decision-making panel.
We make decisions on which projects to fund at panels formed of trustees and staff.
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If you are awarded a grant from People’s Health Trust you will receive a grant offer email which asks you to submit the following within four weeks:
Once everything has been signed off and when your project start date is near, you will receive the first payment of your grant.
You will usually need to complete a monitoring report via our online system every six months. Once we received your report the next payment will be made. The reports will ask you about your outcomes, delivery, spend, where you are working (fundable neighbourhoods), project branding, and feedback for us. Sometimes we might ask for an update in-between the six-monthly reports depending on the progress of your project. You will also need to submit an End of Funding report at the end of your project and we will then make your final payment.
We may visit you to carry out a monitoring visit or compliance visit during the lifetime of your grant.
We also ask you to take part in our annual stakeholder survey and we publish a summary of the results on our website each year. Read a summary of the 2021 stakeholder survey.
Find out more about each step of the process from your application to the end of your grant.
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