People’s Health Trust

29th August 2017

Torridge & West Devon MP, Geoffrey Cox QC, has today encouraged local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live by applying for funding to turn their ideas into reality with the help of the People’s Health Trust.

The Trust has launched ‘Active Communities in Devon and Torbay’ – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

Using money raised by Health Contact through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods or communities in Devon and Torbay.

Active Communities is a funding 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 £50,000 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.

Torridge & West Devon MP, Geoffrey Cox QC said today: “This is an exciting opportunity for small and local projects to build on the work they already do in our communities and I urge them to apply for the available funding before the closing date for applications on Wednesday 20 September 2017.”

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