People's Health Trust - Health Lottery Scotland, Active Communities


Health Lottery Scotland is funded through a society lottery, designed to raise money to address health inequalities in Scotland. Active Community projects need to be designed and led by local people and support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them. Projects will create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for at least one year). They will benefit people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country in either: small and local communities, for example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village or; communities of interest (a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests) who wish to come together to address specific issues. Health Lottery Scotland replaced HealthKind, HealthEngage, HealthShow, HealthKind and HealthGift in October 2018.

Fund details

When to apply:
Currently only open in parts of Glasgow City. The application deadline is Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 1pm.
Next deadline:
06 Mar 2019
Charities only:
[email protected]
020 7749 9100
How to apply
First check whether your area is open for funding. If you meet the criteria for Active Communities, you can begin the application process by submitting a short Stage 1 application form. Neighbourhood projects need to check the map to see if your project is in the funded area of Glasgow City. Communities of interest can come from any area in Glasgow City. If successful, you will be invited to provide more information in a Stage 2 application form.
They don’t fund projects that aim solely to address specific health conditions, for example cancer, diabetes and stroke or health promotion activities which aim to change behaviour. See the website for a full list of exclusions.

Fund award sizes

No average provided
Annually awarded:
No annually awarded amount provided
Notes on award amounts:
The minimum grant is £5,000 over one year, £7,500 over 18 months, or £10,000 over two years. They are highly unlikely to fund a grant of £50,000 over one year.


People's Health Trust
Charity number:
No funder email address
0207 697 4024
64 Great Eastern Street, , London, EC2A 3QR

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Geographical Areas

  • Glasgow


  • Arts and culture
  • Befriending and mentoring
  • Citizenship and community involvement
  • Education and Training
  • Environment
  • Financial advice and support
  • General charitable activities
  • Health care and wellbeing
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Social care and welfare


  • Addicts and misusers
  • Black and ethnic minorities
  • Carers
  • Children
  • Economically/socially disadvantaged
  • Families
  • General public
  • Homeless or badly housed
  • Care experienced people
  • Socially isolated people
  • LGBTQI people
  • People in poverty
  • Rural communities
  • Men
  • Mental health conditions
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Ill-health
  • Disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairments
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Local communities
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Women and girls
  • Young people