Targeted Prevention Grant Fund

Our new (November 2020) £100 000 Targeted Prevention Grant Fund for West Yorkshire and Harrogate aims to support targeted community level preventative interventions that will reduce harmful health behaviours, improve health outcomes and contribute to a reduction in inequalities for people who are likely to be disproportionately at risk or affected by COVID-19 and the indirect social implications of measures such as isolation and shielding.  

The fund welcomes innovative ideas which deliver a partnership approach to reducing health inequalities by working across health and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners.

We are looking for sustainable interventions that go beyond the immediate impacts of the pandemic and seek to address the medium to longer term impacts on inequalities and increase resilience of individuals and communities.

The fund will welcome applications that support winter wellbeing relating to food security, social isolation or winter warmth.

Partners will be invited to apply for eight grants of funding between £1,000 - £5,000 and four grants of funding of between £5,001 and £15,000.

We encourage smaller community organisations with an income under £20k to apply for funding.

We can offer support to review your application before submission on request. If you would like additional support please contact Emmerline Irving –

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the application will be 5:00pm on Friday 4th December 2020.

Guidance and support for applicants is available.

Application Form

News release

National Academy for Social Prescribing: Thriving Communities

Champions the work of local community, faith groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises supporting communities most impacted by COVID19, working alongside social prescribing link workers. This programme will help you to share your learning, gain new ideas, access funding and develop partnerships across sectors. It is supported by our team of regional voluntary sector partners and national partners: Sport England, Money and Pensions Service, Natural England, NHS Charities Together, Arts Council England and NHS England and NHS Improvement. The new web hub includes information on: 

  • Thriving Communities Network - an online network which provides free resources, the "Thriving Communities Network Ideas Bank" and webinars celebrating the work of local community groups and organisations in reducing health inequalities. To join the Thriving Communities Network, visit
  • ‘Learning Together’ thriving communities scheme - apply for the ‘Learning Together, Thriving Together Communities Scheme’ (deadline 11th December), a free, regional support offer for community groups and organisations, enabling leaders to learn from each other through action learning sets and coaching. The scheme connects groups across arts, nature, physical exercise, financial wellbeing, health and care sectors to create new partnerships. There are limited places on the scheme, which will also give you access to the Thriving Communities Network (including the online network, ideas bank and webinars). Send your completed application form to before 11 December 2020.
  • Thriving Communities Fund (deadline 8 January 2021) - grants of up to £50k for partnerships led by voluntary, community and social organisations to increase community activities and support for people impacted by COVID-19, which social prescribing link workers can connect people to. Partnerships need to work across arts, nature, physical exercise, financial wellbeing, health and care. To find out more about the Thriving Communities Fund, go to
  • NHS Charities Together Community Partnerships Grants - NHS Charities Together COVID Community Partnership fund (application process to be launched – closing date end Feb/early March 2021. This grant enables a lead NHS Charity within every Integrated Care System across England to fund community partnerships which increase support for people impacted by COVID19.
Free 'Thriving Communities Fund and NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Grants' webinar

To mark the launch of the Thriving Communities Fund application portal, National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England and NHS Charities Together will be holding a webinar on 23 November 2020 on the Thriving Communities Fund and NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Grants. This webinar is designed for VCFSE groups and organisations, to help them learn more about the two funds. The webinar will take place at 4-5pm on 23 November 2020. 

Book your free place on the Thriving Communities Fund and Charities Together Community Partnership Grants webinar

volunteerPartnership awards over £500,000 in health inequalities grant funds

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are delighted to allocate over £500,000 to thirteen voluntary and community organisations across the area. The funds will be used to support community organisations, working together with health partners, to support those that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Following an assessment with input from a number of perspectives, including public health, community sector, and partnership colleagues, final decisions were reached.