Funding to Address Health Inequalities (Manchester, Stockport, Trafford, Salford)

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The Peoples Health Trust’s Active Communities programme in Manchester, Stockport, Trafford, Salford (HealthForm) is open for applications until 1 pm on the 28th June 2017. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available for projects target areas or communities (including communities of interest) most affected by health inequalities. This could be a project covering a few streets, a housing estate; a small village or a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area. Projects can run for between 9 months and 2 years. Groups can apply if they are non-profit, have a constitution and are more than three months old and the group’s income must be less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 over two years. Activities supported through the Active Communities programme in the past have included a mediation service run by tenants on a housing estate; a women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; support for local people to become community organisers; and setting up a green space in urban areas; etc.

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