Funding opportunities for local communities
Funding of up to £450,000 is now available for voluntary and community organisations to help them tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on people’s health.
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Inequalities Grant Fund will help reduce the gap in health equalities across the area. The funding will support practical projects and initiatives that will benefit local people and communities across Bradford and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
This grant funding is intended to provide innovative and sustainable support for people who are worst affected by the impact of coronavirus. This includes people who live alone and cannot access social activities, and those whose mental health and financial circumstances have changed significantly due to the pandemic.
Voluntary and community organisations are now invited to apply for up to £50,000 of this grant funding. Six grants worth between £25,000 and £50,000, and six grants worth up to £25,000 will be available.
The fund opened on Tuesday 28 April 2020 and the deadline to apply is by 5pm on Monday 8 June 2020. Decisions will be made by a virtual panel and applicants will be notified before 30 June 2020.
The primary aim of the fund is to reduce the impact on health outcomes for population groups who are likely to be disproportionately affected by Covid-19, including:
- Low income families and those families who now find themselves in financial hardship as a result of Covid-19.
- People aged over 55 years living in areas ranked as being in the 10% most deprived nationally.
- People living with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism.
- Emerging inequalities identified locally will also be considered – this includes ethnic minority populations.
If you would like to apply for this grant funding, please read the Guidance for applicants document, before completing the Health Inequalities Grant Fund Application Form. Both documents can be downloaded below.
We held a webinar about the grant funding on 13 May. You may find these FAQs from that webinar helpful.