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Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.  

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, 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. They are looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, they mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

They target funds at the neighbourhoods which are the most affected by health inequalities: in High Peak the areas this funder is interested in include Central Glossop, Whitfield, Gamesley, parts of Hadfield, New Mills East and Fairfield in Buxton.

They are also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this they mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.  

​Applying couldn't be easier. It's an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.

Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, Active Communities is currently open in Derby and Derbyshire under the HealthCalm banner.

For more information see 

To apply go to

If you would like to discuss your idea before making your application, contact Foundation Derbyshire (who are acting as support agency for this fund) on  01773 514850

Closing date for applications is 25 November at 1pm.

Note: This fund has a 2-stage application process, and stage 1 may close before 25th November if the programme is over-subscribed.

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