Opening timetable

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.

Active Communities is 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.

The programme is open in different areas at different times of the year. Please note that to make sure our funds are distributed equitably, sometimes we will restrict the neighbourhoods that are eligible to apply. 

Using money raised through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has current and planned openings for Active Communities in the following areas: 

  • Health Lottery London East – Applications are open in parts of Haringey. Applications opened on 19 September 2019  and the application deadline is Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Health Lottery North West – October 2019. We will be opening in parts of Wirral, Wigan, Chorley and Rossendale
  • Health Lottery East Midlands – November 2019. Specific areas to be confirmed
  • Health Lottery South West – January 2020. Specific areas to be confirmed
  • Health Lottery West Midlands – March 2020. Specific areas to be confirmed
  • Health Lottery North East and Cumbria – April 2020. Specific areas to be confirmed
  • Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber - May 2020. Specific areas to be confirmed.

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.


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.

Begin a new application