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People’s Health Trust Active Communities funding – Information sessions

Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Service are running three (3) information sessions to discuss project ideas for the Active Communities funding programme. This is a People’s Health Trust programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £25,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Projects could be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people, and that help people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age. The Trust is looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. It could be just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

The Trust is also looking for great ideas from communities of interest such as a group of people who have something in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them.

John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, says: “We’re looking to support ideas designed and run by local people which help create even stronger links and ties within communities. Whether it’s a women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; a computer skills support group run for and by older people; support for local people to become community organisers; or young people living with mental ill-health wishing to address access to work issues or discrimination, we’re interested to hear about it.

Chris Evans, the CVS Chief Officer added: “Applying couldn’t be easier – it’s about local people telling us what would make their local community an even better place grow, live, work and age.”

The sessions will run from 10: am; 12:30pm and 2:00pm at the George Hurd Centre. The sessions will be popular so registration is advisable. For more information contact Catherine on 01268 294439 or email:

Please click on the eventbrite link below to register your attendance.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. To apply for funding, visit

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