Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:
Eight Grants of up to £1,500 are being offered to individuals, organisations and groups to fund new projects that improves the health and wellbeing of local people, especially those who are more likely to experience health inequalities.
Healthwatch Staffordshire, the consumer champion for health and social care in Staffordshire has launched the Community Cash Fund to invest in the capacity of small grassroots projects and groups that hope to improve the wellbeing of and amplify individuals’ voices in their local communities.
There is no need for the group to be a registered charity or to be an official group, we welcome individual applications too. All projects will be judged on their merits.
Interested groups or individuals will need to complete a short application form by the 10 December 2021 and will hear by 17 December 2021 if they have been successful.
The projects do not have to be expensive or complicated. The options are only limited by people’s imagination and commitment to improving the wellbeing of their local community.
The projects need to focus on one of the four areas listed below.
- The impact of Covid-19 on young people accessing and receiving mental health services
- The implications of Covid-19 in accessing Primary Care – using technology
- The impact of Covid-19 on people having hospital treatment delays or cancellations
- The impact of Covid-19 on Carers of accessing Primary Care and/or hospital treatment delays or cancellations for themselves of the person they care for.
Projects will be expected to start in early January 2022 and run for a maximum of 10 weeks ending 18 March.
More information about the Community Cash Fund and how to apply can be found at https://healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk/news/healthwatch-staffordshire-launches-the-community-cash-fund/