Looking for funding? 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. We're looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages. We're also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we 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 the following areas: HealthContact - Devon and Torbay (application deadline - 3 February, 1pm) HealthLevel - North Yorkshire and York (application deadline - 3 February, 1pm) HealthPerfect - Cornwall, Plymouth and Isles of Scilly (application deadline - 17 February, 1pm) Active Communities is opening soon in the following areas: HealthReward - Cheshire East, West Warrington, Chester and Halton HealthGift - Perth and Kinross, City of Dundee, Angus, Stirling, Fife, Clackmannashire, and Argyll and Bute HealthKind - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray, Nah-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles), Shetland and Orkney Islands Find out more and apply here Provided by People's Health Trust - an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities.