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Healthier Communities Grant Scheme - Funding Opportunity

Published on Monday, 9th January 2017

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Public Health Warwickshire have jointly committed to create the Healthier Communities Grant, making £30,000 available in total. 

The Healthier Communities Grant can be used to fund community based projects to support the following priorities of the Warwickshire North Delivery Group:

  1. Tackling Health Inequalities: including projects aimed at reducing the rise in obesity in children and adults; reducing teenage pregnancy and conception rates reducing alcohol related harm and increasing Health Check promotions
  2. Increasing physical activity: particularly in priority areas (e.g. super output areas); with those  less physically active
  3. Improvement in quality of life: especially for those with a mental illness; those with Dementia or their carers

 

Applications for funding are being accepted from community groups and organisations throughout the Borough, and should be submitted by the deadline, Monday 6th February 2017

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Councillor Longden, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment said:

 “We welcome the combined efforts of our Council and Public Health Warwickshire to address the wide ranging health inequalities that are apparent in our communities. We look forward to working with community organisations to deliver projects in their areas”

Councillor Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health said:

"Working together is vital to building stronger and healthier communities. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council share the same health and wellbeing outcomes for their communities ensuring that local needs are being met and health inequalities are reduced.   The Healthier Communities Grant fund will allow us to work together to build capacity and empower the voluntary sector to deliver short term health improvement initiatives”

If you would like to know more about this opportunity or would like an application form sent to you, then please contact either Michelle Clarke from the Communities team on 024 7637 6420 or Rachel Robinson on 01926 413754 who will be happy to advise you.