Obesity Reduction in Halifax and Beaufort Counties - Closed

Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places NC communities are working to address high obesity rates and lack of access to active living resources. To assist stakeholders in Halifax and Beaufort counties, the Trust will support efforts that could include increasing recreational opportunities in underserved areas, conducting an equitable recreation master planning process, or promoting countywide recreation coordination.

Steps to Apply



Increase active living in low-income communities.


Support community-based research and education efforts that engage residents in the process to better understand and build awareness of equitable access to recreation.

Support systems change approaches from the Halifax County Recreation Master Plan that create equitable access to recreation, which may include built environment, community education and engagement, and advocacy.

Timeframe for Applications

The Trust is not currently accepting applications for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Focus

Beaufort and Halifax counties

Next Steps

If you think you are a fit, assess your eligibility below and then contact us to apply. Or, view all funding opportunities here.


Organizations in Halifax and Beaufort counties are working to promote greater access to recreational resources for residents with low incomes and groups that have been historically marginalized. To advance these efforts, the Trust is interested in supporting master recreation planning and built environment opportunities that promote equity in Beaufort County. We are also interested in promoting the coordination of countywide recreation activities in Halifax County. Competitive applications will directly engage the communities that disproportionately suffer from a lack of recreation assets.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, consider the following questions and requirements:

  • Is your organization or work a good fit with the Trust?
  • Are you located or operating in North Carolina?
  • Does your work focus on improving quality of life and health for North Carolinians with low incomes?
  • Do you primarily support populations experiencing poverty?
    • These populations include: individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; the uninsured; and those eligible for Medicaid and/or the free/reduced school lunch program.
  • Are your clients (or focus population) residents of North Carolina? If yes, then you may fit our geographic criteria.

Organizations the Trust WILL fund:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Governmental entities

Organizations the Trust WILL NOT fund:

  • Individuals
  • Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
  • Type III supporting organizations
  • Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization

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If you have read the above eligibility requirements and think you are a good fit, use the form below or email Alison Duncan to schedule a phone consultation.



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