Involve Connect Well: VCS Grant

Health & Social Care Friday February 15th, 2019

Involve Connect Well award grants of typically between £100-£1,000 (grants up to £5,000 will be considered with strong evidence of need) to non-profit charitable organisations such as registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations – organisations must have a recognised constitution running, or wishing to run, social prescribing projects. 

Note, to be eligible to apply organisation must be registered as a partner for the project and have the activity listed on Connect for Wellbeing West Kent system.

Grants are intended for the West Kent CCG area which includes the districts of Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. Grants could be allocated towards: 

  • activities, groups, services and support in the community which improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce isolation. For example, community choir, knitting circle, advice sessions, themed self help group, community allotment equipment, art classes or exercise classes;
  • providing additional support/capacity to enable more people to attend. For example, pay for volunteer transport to get people there or an extra session/venue hire; or
  • instructor, staff or session leader fees.

Applications must demonstrations evidence of need or demand for their activity, group, service or support. For example, have service users expressed an interest? Is their a waiting list to increase your service? Or does the idea work well in another area but they are unable to extend to a neighbouring village? Applicants must also explain how their activity, group, service or support is effective before. For example, national research, local evaluation and what outcomes do you seek to achieve?

Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

For more information and details on how to apply please click here.

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