Groups can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Active Communities Fund.  

The ACF has three key priorities:

  • Developing Active and Inclusive Communities: Promote community cohesion, bringing together people from different backgrounds through events, awareness campaigns and other local projects; Encourage women’s participation and voice in areas where they are underrepresented; Help young people gain confidence and provide opportunities for them to reach their full potential; Help bring public land and buildings into community ownership and projects which are trying to prevent valued community assets from being lost.
  • Helping people care for one another’s Health and Wellbeing: Develop a community response to combating domestic abuse and sexual violence (DASV) and female genital mutilation (FGM); Work with children and families to help them to be more physically active, to eat well and maintain a healthy weight, or to take more control of their own health and lifestyle choices; Support the public health goals set out in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013-18;  increased healthy life expectancy and reduced differences in life expectancy between communities; increased resilience and independence; a positive experience of care. 
  • Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion: Promote a broad, holistic approach towards food and fuel poverty; Give access to good quality welfare benefits advice or provide community based information and signposting to advice and support; Promote digital and financial inclusion.


Priority will be given to new activities and to groups which have not previously received ongoing funding from the Council.

Deadline is 11 January 2016, 5pm

Support on Offer

The Council cannot help you with your application form however they are offering training sessions (details below) in how to complete the online form.  

CVA can offer you 1:2:1 help with your appllciations.  Email bhupendra.solanki@cvalive.org.uk.

Active Communities Fund