HealthConfirm Funding Round Now Open (Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest)
Projects addressing local health inequalities in Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest can now apply for funding from the People’s Health Trust, the organisation set up to distribute funds generated by The Health Lottery. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them). Under the Active Communities programme, community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year can apply for grants of a minimum of £5,000 over one year, £7,500 over 18 months, or £10,000 over two years. The maximum grant is £50,000. Recent projects funded include: £49,053 to Reading Refugee Support Group to continue to run its drop-in services for refugees and asylum seekers: £26,220 to The Friends of Castle School Newbury for a project aiming to provide both social and training opportunities for parents and carers of children with complex needs: and £22,600 to Meet & Mingle for a 2-year extension of existing activities providing local women with regular, health related and recreational activities. The deadline for applications for this round is 1:00pm September 6th 2017.