GOOD Health Grant Fund – Grants are to a ceiling of £4375.
The GOOD Health Fund from Blackburn with Darwen Council was piloted last year. It is being repeated and expanded. This year the fund focuses on a much wider range of health matters. A number of different BwD Departments are contributing this year. This makes for a much bigger pot, and with different themes within it. Those themes are: -
► Alcohol misuse prevention (e.g. community projects that raise awareness of the negative effects of alcohol consumption, educational projects, etc.)
► Combat loneliness and social isolation across life course (e.g. projects helping particular age groups – children & young people, the elderly, people, intergenerational projects or people who are isolated due to long term health conditions or disabilities or other factors)
► Community road safety initiatives (e.g. ‘walking buses to schools’; church/mosque road crossing schemes; cycling schemes; etc.)
► Early intervention: increasing physical activity for young children aged between 4 to 8 years and their families (e.g. physical activity taster sessions which are healthy, fun and enjoyable)
► Health and work (e.g. helping people who are unemployed due to health reasons to improve their employability or supporting people in work who have health conditions to remain in work).
Find out more by booking on to the Good Health Grant Fund workshop being held on Monday 8th September, 10am to 3pm (lunch included) at the Boulevard Centre. To book on to the workshop, please go to https://community-hive.co.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=26 or alternatively contact Graham Aspin (email@example.com) or Lynn Hennessy (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 01254 583957.
► Projects need to be delivered in Blackburn with Darwen by charities, social enterprises, community groups, faith groups, sports clubs, arts groups or any independent not for profit organisation.
► The grant form with criteria and guidance notes will be available at the workshop, and to download from our website at http://www.bwdcvs.org.uk/bwdcvs/ on Wednesday 3rd September.
► Deadline for returning completed applications is 9am on Friday 26th September.
► Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 3rd October so that they can start their projects.
► Projects need to be delivered by 31st March 2015.
► Minimum grant application £500. Maximum grant application £4,375.
If you have any initial questions, please contact Rob Walsh on 01254 583957 or via e-mail at email@example.com.