Community Health Fund

Community Health Fund

The Community Health Fund can be used to support people shown to be most at risk from Coronavirus (Covid-19) including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, disabled people, young people and others to follow safer behaviours and reduce the impact of the virus on themselves and those around them.  

Local communities have been encouraged to come forward with ideas. The fund is estimated to be £60,000 and you can apply for up to £1,000 for your project idea.  

We are looking for projects that will support activities and interventions to reduce the impact of the virus on certain communities, for example: creative ideas to engage with the most at-risk groups; new and exciting networks of grassroots advocates or ‘champions’ from impacted communities; and project ideas from voluntary and community groups who specialise in working with communities shown to be most at risk from Covid-19.

The underlying purpose of the small grants fund is to build on our successful Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Covid Community Champions programme and extend this to the wider community. These Champions pass on key public health messages to the community in a range of different languages and formats. The requirement of the funding is that any groups applying must nominate one or more individuals to act as community champions. 

Find out more about Community Champions.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in the Community Health Fund, application forms will be sent out soon.

Closing date for applications is the 9th of April 2021 (noon).

For any further information about the Community Health Fund contact communityhealthfund@newcastle.gov.uk

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