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.

Our Active Communities funding programme will be opening soon in the following areas:

  • Health Lottery London West - Applications opened on Wednesday 7 July in parts of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Barnet and Hounslow and will close on Wednesday 11 August.
  • Health Lottery London East -  Applications will open on Wednesday 11 August in parts of Greenwich and Tower Hamlets.
  • Health Lottery South East - Applications will open on Wednesday 8 September in parts of Surrey, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire and Sussex.
  • Health Lottery North West - Applications will open on Wednesday 6 October in parts of Manchester, South Lancashire, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire.
  • Health Lottery East Midlands - Applications will open on Wednesday 10 November in parts of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

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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