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 £40,000 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 by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, Active Communities is opening soon in the following areas:

  • Health Lottery London West: We are currently open in parts of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Croydon. Applications opened on 23rd September at 1pm and will close on 21st October at 1pm.
  • Health Lottery South East - we will be opening soon in parts of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Milton Keynes.
  • Health Lottery London East - we will be opening soon in parts of  Hackney and Enfield. 

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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