Healthier City and Hackney fund - public health community grant scheme

About the grants

Along with the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we are pleased to launch the Healthier City and Hackney Grant Fund for 2019/20.

The following presentation from our launch event outlines the key points for this year's fund:

This fund, now in its second year, brings together two former grant funds, the CCG Innovation Fund and our Healthier Hackney Fund to provide a scheme to make grants which will help us achieve our joint health and wellbeing aims for communities in the City of London and Hackney.

We're particularly interested in finding new ways of meeting local health needs. Funding is available for projects and services, to increase healthy life expectancy, reduce inequalities and help people access services at the right time.

We are looking for solutions that are aligned with the four key themes of the fund, which have been co-produced with City and Hackney residents and service users:

  • integrated services
  • confident and informed users
  • building independence
  • involving and listening to service users

The application process

We ask all applicants to read the following documents:

There will be a two stage process for the Healthy Activities and Healthy Ideas streams as shown below. The outline and timeline for applying is:

Stage 1

  • applications open 8 October
  • organisations submit a brief expression of interest outlining the premise of their bid. The deadline for this is 12 noon (midday) on Friday 16 November - applications are now closed
  • expressions of interest are shortlisted, and successful groups are invited to present a short pitch to a panel

Stage 2

Stage 2 will be a longer written application form where applicants who pass the pitch phase can provide more information on the project's outcomes, outputs and proposed budgets. A final decision will be based on this application form.

Organisations interested in applying for a Healthy Next Generation grant will only need to complete the full application form.

Grant streams

Healthy Activities

The Healthy Activities fund offers grants up to £60,000 to run practical activities addressing a given priority health issue. The four priority issues for the 2019/20 fund are:

  • workforce health
  • supporting families to manage childhood illnesses closer to home
  • navigating health and social care for homeless people and rough sleepers
  • supporting recovery following a life-changing illness or injury

Applications are now closed.

Healthy Ideas

The Healthy Ideas fund offers grants of up to £20,000, to develop and pilot a new approach to tackling a particular priority health issue. This year the priority issues are:

  • tackling loneliness in under 50s
  • identifying people at risk of falls
  • improving health services support for autistic people
  • oral health promotion for children and young people

Applications are now closed.

Healthy Next Generation

The Healthy Next Generation fund offers grants of up to £8,000 for projects in Hackney addressing childhood obesity. The Healthy Next Generation fund opens for applications on Monday 8 October and closes at 12 noon on Friday 7 December.

We will particularly be interested in bids that focus on:

  • ways that support women to think about healthy weight during pregnancy in a sensitive and safe way.
  • exploring cultural attitudes and barriers to being a healthy weight in the Orthodox Jewish community in Hackney.

How to apply

Resources to support your bid

You may wish to use the following resources to help your bid:

  • If you have any questions about the Healthier Hackney fund, please contact public.health@hackney.gov.uk
  • Hackney CVS, an independent voluntary organisation, are available to provide advice and support to VCS organisations interested in applying. They can also advise on developing any of the policy documents which the Council requires grant applicants to have in place

Thinking of applying for 2019/20?

Last year, we worked closely with City and Hackney CCG to fund 16 community projects. The next round of funding is coming soon, and we'll soon be able to share the details with potential applicants.

This year, we have a £500,000 fund again and we're looking for more innovative ways of working towards solving deep-seated health problems within our communities.

Hackney CVS, an independent voluntary organisation, are available to provide advice and support to VCS organisations interested in applying, and can also advise on developing any of the policy documents which the Council requires grant applicants to have in place.

For more information contact Hackney CVS on 020 7923 1962 or visitHackney CVS.

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