The region is included in new funding being made available throughout the north east and Highlands under a scheme launched by the People’s Health Trust’s ‘Active Communities’ initiative.
Small community groups and organisations who have great ideas aimed at making their communities fairer places in which to live, grow, work and age are being invited to apply for help at turning these ideas into reality.
The Active Communities programme will be aimed at projects lasting for up to two years that take place within a small area for a small group of people – such as those including 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.
John Hume is the Chief Executive of the People’s Health Trust. He 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 grow, live, work and age. It’s an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish.”
The closing date for applications is 1pm on 30 April 2014 – to find out more about Active Communities, those interested should visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.