Voting will be under way soon for projects to make Hull a healthier place, and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants your help to decide which ones get the funding to go ahead.
In August 2013 the CCG invited voluntary and community groups to bid for up to £5,000 funding for projects to help improve the health of their community, get people active or help people to self-care.
More than 100 projects have made it through to the next round which sees four voting events taking place across the City to help put the final decision in the hands of the community.
Projects include ideas to increase physical activity, bring chefs into the community, tackle addictions, combat social isolation, encourage play, improve uptake of screening and help support families experiencing dementia.
Shortlisted applicants will present their proposal to an audience made up of people from their local area. They will be able to vote for the projects that they think should get the funding to go ahead.
Details of the events are below:
SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER
1:30pm - 5:00pm– North Hull Public Vote
Thomas Ferens Academy, 540 Hall Rd, Hull, HU6 9BP
SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
1:30pm - 5:00pm– East Hull Public Vote
The Freedom Centre, 97 Preston Road, Hull HU9 3QB
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER
1:30pm - 5:00pm– West Hull Public Vote
The Octagon Walker St, Hull HU3 2RA
MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER
1:30pm - 5:00pm – Citywide Public Vote
Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB
Projects delivered across all areas of the city. In addition to the Citywide public voting event on 11 November 2013 at Hull truck theatre people can cast their vote online and it will be added to the public vote on the day. Please note that you can only complete the online process once and you must cast a yes or no vote for each project.
Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer, said: “Our aim is to involve local people, wherever we can, in deciding where money is spent in their own communities.
“We were delighted with the wide range of projects put forward for funding and we hope that the local voting events get plenty of support from our residents.”
The events are free to attend but people need to register for a ticket. Please do this by phone or online. To book a place please call 01482 672052 or book online for the event via www.hullccg.nhs.uk/healthierhull
If you have any special requirements please contact 01482 672052