NHS Hull CCG is re-launching the Healthier Hull Community Fund, to help brilliant projects which aim to improve health and wellbeing in Hull’s communities, to get off to a flying start.
The new Fund will be launched on Thursday 10 September 2015 at 4:00pm, as the CCG is joined by previous fund beneficiaries at the annual NHS Hull CCG Health Fair and AGM event.
Voluntary and community groups with great ideas to help make the city a healthier place can bid for up to £5,000 funding for projects that:
- improve the health of their community;
- get people active;
- improve ways to help people look after their own health/self-care.
Groups have until 6 November 2015 to apply for funding and support with the application process is offered.
The CCG will hold a number of events in January and February where applicants will present their projects, with people from their own community getting the final say in whether the projects get the go-ahead.
The Healthier Hull Community Fund successfully supported 79 groups in 2013. These included social clubs to tackle loneliness, inclusive sports clubs and community growing projects. It also funded projects that work directly with groups on the edge of society including the homeless or people struggling with addiction.
Three of the groups: Hull Scorpions Baseball Club, JCReady4Work’s CREAM project and Newland St John School Garden Club will help the CCG re-launch the Fund for 2015-16.
Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer, said:
“I’m delighted to launch the Healthier Hull Community Fund again this year. It’s a fantastic and rewarding scheme to be part of that brings forward some really innovative ideas from communities.”
“We are determined to combat some of the wider causes of poor health, which include social isolation, homelessness or long term unemployment. We want to support people and projects that are working successfully in their local area to bring about positive change.”
Dr Dan Roper, Chair of the CCG said:
“We want to involve local people, wherever we can, in deciding where money is spent in their own neighbourhood. It has been a pleasure to see how well some of these ‘grass roots’ projects have progressed over the past two years.”
When: 10 September 2015 at 4.00 pm
Where: Albemarle Centre, Ferensway, Hull
Who: CCG Chair Dr Dan Roper, Chief Officer Emma Latimer and three local community groups will launch the Healthier Hull Community Fund 2015-16
- Applications are invited from voluntary and community groups or charities based within the city of Hull.
- It is anticipated that the shortlisting will take place during November 2015, with public voting events set for January onwards and funding released to successful applicants very shortly after
- The CCG will offer sessions to help support groups who want to apply for funding to help with application and presentation skills.
- Applicants can be from anywhere; however projects must benefit residents in Hull
- The Healthier Hull Community Fund application pack can be downloaded at www.hullccg.nhs.uk from Thursday 10 Sept onwards, or is available via 01482 344700