Apply for funding

12 June 2019

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. 

It's for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. 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 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.

We run a two stage application process that begins with an online form. There's step by step guidance to help you along the way but if you need any support, please call us on 020 7749 9100 or email us.

To find out more, click here.

Active Communities is currently closed. The areas that are opening soon are outlined below and we will be publishing our full opening timetable for 2019/2020 in August.

Please note that to make sure our funds are distributed equitably across Great Britain, sometimes we will restrict the areas that are eligible to apply. 

Opening soon

  • Health Lottery London West (South West, West and North West London and Berkshire) 
  • Health Lottery London East (East, South East, North and North East London and Kent) 

Please note that these are our planned openings but due to the nature of how we get our funding, these openings are subject to change.

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You have already completed an application for funding, are you sure you would like to submit another application? You should only submit another application if it is for a different project. If you want to amend an application that has already been submitted, please call us on 020 7749 9100.

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