A total of £365,000 has been made available to the three local NHS charities: Leicester Hospitals Charity, Raising Health (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust) and East Midlands Ambulance Service, via NHS Charities Together.
It has been agreed that this funding will be used to award grants of £73,000 each to five local community groups/charities, operating in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, over a period of two years.
The grants will be awarded to organisations based in LLR for innovative projects, to be delivered from April 2021 to March 2023, which meet the following objectives:
- Support and maintain positive health and wellbeing within our communities.
- Show innovative ways to maintain positive health and wellbeing in the community
- Improve health literacy
- Support the most vulnerable people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to remain safe and well
- Reduces demand on local NHS clinical/healthcare services
The funding will be split into 5 themes/cohorts, with £73,000 allocated to each theme as follows:
- Older Vulnerable People
- Young People’s Mental Health
- Adult Mental Health (including reducing loneliness)
- Disabilities/learning disabilities
- Supporting vulnerable people from BAME communities
LLR based voluntary and community sector organisations, charities and social enterprises who have ideas for new projects which improve health outcomes are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.
The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Friday 29th January 2021.
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