Potential applicants are being asked to create and test a new project idea which can be supported by a grant of up to £2,500. Applications must be for new ideas and initiatives not existing activity.
Wandsworth engagement and equalities lead Nadra Gadeed said: “Our community grants programme aims to support closer working relationships between small, grassroots, voluntary and community organisations and your local NHS.
“Grassroots organisations are typically small groups of people working in their local community to make a difference, the organisation might be run by an individual volunteer who lives locally with a desire to do good for their neighbours.
“It includes workshops, learning opportunities and networking events, where our partners will learn about the local NHS. Please do come forward and talk to us about new ideas to improve health and wellbeing in Wandsworth.”
She added:“Successful applicants will benefit from support to develop their organisation, such as training, workshops and networking.”
Organisations are invited to make applications that address health inequalities and the impact of cost-of-living challenges on mental health. Health inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and between different groups within society.
These include how long people are likely to live, the health conditions they may experience and the care that is available to them.
How to apply
Full details of the application process and guidelines are available by emailing engagement coordinator Tracy Walcott at [email protected].
Community groups can get support making their application by emailing Melanie [email protected], Wandsworth Care Alliance’s voluntary sector coordination service development officer.
The deadline for completed applications is 5pm, Tuesday 31 January 2023. All projects must be completed by Monday 31 July 2023.