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Funding through the NHS and Cumbria County Council for projects to improve health and reduce health inequalities. This Fund has been created to empower local communities to create activities which improve the health and wellbeing of local people. It is known that people who are active and involved in communities and who feel able to access informal and formal support are both happier and healthier.
It aims to support grassroots community action and in particular projects identified through community plans, community exchange and village halls and Parish Councils. Its aim is to build on good will and voluntary activity in communities to develop new or enhanced projects.
Who can apply?
Community organisations that are working in Eden District and parts of Allerdale including Keswick, The Borrowdale Valley down to Bassenthwaite (for map, visit www.cumbriafoundation.org)
What the fund will support
• New initiatives or those that add value to existing projects
• One off and revenue grants
Projects which support one or more of the following outcomes:
• Increased community
participation and connection
• Increased skills and
understanding for health and well being and resilience.
• More community-led health and wellbeing projects.
• Reduced reliance on core services and traditional providers
• Reduced isolation and need to travel
• Direct provision of outreach health services such as health checks and vaccinations.
Examples of activities to be funded:
• New community cafe supporting people in a village hall
• Volunteer Village agents' and good neighbour schemes
What the fund will not support:
• Continuation costs of existing services
• Computers, except in special circumstances
• Projects with a significant ongoing revenue requirement and no identified sustainable means of income
• Vehicle purchase costs
• Non-charitable sports or arts
• Promotion of religious doctrine
How much is available?
£300,000 over two years.
How much can you apply for?
Minimum award will be £250, although most awards will be in the range £500-10,000. In exceptional circumstances where a project can demonstrate significant impact grants can be up to £50,000.
Groups can apply for up to 100% of the project costs for awards up to £5,000. We would expect larger projects to have match funding.
It's not just about money
Advice and support for the development of community projects is available from Action with Communities in Cumbria. Contact Julia Wilson 01768 242130.
Advice on applying
If you would like to know more about applying please contact: David Andrews or Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.cumbriafQundation.org