Projects in Fenland’s most disadvantaged areas set for funding boost from People’s Health Trust

11:35 25 June 2014

Where funding is available.

Where funding is available.


A funding programme has been set up to kick-start community projects in Fenland’s most disadvantaged areas.

Active Communities in Eastern England, which has been launched by the People’s Health Trust, will enable not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Areas eligible for funding in Fenland include Waterlees, Staithe, Medworth, Hill, Clarkson, Elm, Christchurch, Parson Drove, Wisbech St Mary and March East and West.

John Hume, chief executive of People’s Health Trust, 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 July 2. To apply for funding, visit

For help with your application, contact the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation at


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

7 minutes ago
HMP Whitemoor, March

A man who smuggled class A drugs into Whitemoor prison has been jailed for more than three years.

Yesterday, 16:53
Street Pride

Nearly 90 volunteers from all over the district gathered at the Braza Club in March last week to join in a big birthday party.

Yesterday, 15:36
Aidan Hollis, marathon runner Alex Ashley, Matt Ashley and Adam White

Alex Ashley, of Chatteris, completed all 26.2 miles of the Chicago marathon yesterday and raised over £1,000 for local charity Magpas in the process.

Yesterday, 17:41
Sir Graham Bright the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Sir Graham Bright has announced that he will not put himself forward as a candidate for next year’s elections.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition