The 1000 Lives Community Matched Fund has supported 12 projects in 2014-15. All of these projects support people to become volunteers and lead activities in their communities.

There were four different funding themes:

1000 lives themes image

Every project, under all the themes, also needed to:

  • support the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • be organised by or with local people and benefit a range of local people
  • encourage people to take community action, in NEW ways
  • encourage people to join the 1000 Lives Network

All applicants had to show how volunteers will give their time to your project.

Full details about the Community Matched Fund are available in the Guidance Notes. Click on the link below to download a copy.


Round 1

OCIS Cafe Scrabble meets Chess £776.50

ocis cafe

SCIPE CiC Practical Hair & Skin Care (ethnic groups) project £570

YMCA North Staffordshire Activities programme £840

Round 2

Fenton Hub Grow it, Cook it, Eat it project £1000

Here is a great Sentinel article about the project which mentions 1000 lives funding

Chameleon WM CiC Job Fest project £1000

CAFAG/ Whitfield Valley Centre Fun for Kids project £750

Closer to Home Walking Network Hub £300

Round 3

Cobridge community meal (Moorcroft Grange Community)

Root n Fruit food growing and sharing (Burslem Regeneration Trust)

Wooldridge Court residents group in Smallthorne

Steel Returns to Stoke – steel band (Six Towns One City Community Association)

Hanley Park Bee Garden (AirSpace/ W.I./ Friends of  Hanley Park)

Round 4 – funding for projects led by Young People