£3m Grant programme to help ‘boost health and well being’ - opening soon!
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:17
The King's Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund will be supporting up to six local areas for up to four years, helping to develop more effective partnerships between voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and the NHS and local authorities in their area.
They will be providing substantial grant funding to build capacity and enable areas to invest in new approaches and new ways of working in partnership.
The King's Fund will provide bespoke support to each area, such as facilitating work across the local health system, providing evidence of how best to integrate care and support in a place, and challenging organisations to think differently. The King's Fund will also distil learning from the areas taking part and share it more widely.
Their Healthy Communities Together programme will give charities the financial breathing space needed to develop partnerships with the NHS and local authorities in their area, while supporting health and care organisations to better understand and collaborate with the voluntary sector.
Applications for Healthy Communities Together are due to open in spring 2020, and the pilot areas will start work later in the year. The programme is open to applications from groups of VCS and public sector organisations working together in a local area in England and is designed to target areas experiencing the most disadvantage.