GROUPS working to create better places in which to live and work in North Yorkshire communities are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in the area – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and grow old.
Not-for-profit organisations working in disadvantaged areas of York, Selby, Scarborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Thirsk and Skipton with ideas to improve their communities are invited to apply for the cash.
The funding – which will invest between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years – comes from the Health Lottery.
John Hume, chief executive, People’s Health Trust, said: “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 tenants and residents’ mediation group or a computer skills group for older people, we’re interested to hear about it.
“Applying couldn’t be easier – it’s about local people telling us what would make their local community an even better place to grow, live, work and age. It’s an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.”
Groups to apply should have an income of less than £350,000 a year.
The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people, such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
For advice or help with an application, phone Jackie on 01759 377400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications is 1pm on March 12.
To find out more about Active Communities, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk