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Make your community into an even better place, with a little help from People’s Help Trust.

It has just launched Active Communities in Eastern England – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

Using money raised by HealthCourage through The Health Lottery, PHT is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neigbourhoods in Luton and Bedfordshire.

Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people, such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.

PHT chief executive John Hume explained: “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’ meditation group or computer skills for older people, we’re interested to hear bout it.”

Closing date for applications is February 18.

> To apply for funding visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk