West Norfolk CCG - Health and Wellbeing Innovation Fund

*Currently closed for applications*

Are you a member of a community organisation or group that helps local people to stay healthy and well? Do you have an idea for a new service or activity but don’t have the resources to set it up? If so, West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to hear from you.

For a second year, West Norfolk CCG is launching the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Fund to encourage and support new and different ways of helping local people, of any age, to remain independent within the community.

This grant money is allocated on a year by year basis, with a different theme for each year. This year, the focus will be on Prevention and Promoting Independence, and we are looking for new and different ideas for helping the people in West Norfolk to remain healthy and happy for as long as possible.

Applications that demonstrate interventions that will prevent people from becoming unwell, socially isolated or dependent on others so that they have less need for statutory health and social care services (such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and care homes) are particularly encouraged.  The fund is open to organisations working with people with a range of different needs, with no age restrictions.

Areas to consider could include:

  • health and wellbeing (including exercise, diet, nutrition, lifestyle)
  • keeping people safe
  • the use of technology to enable people to connect with one another
  • improving access to community groups
  • reducing social isolation
  • befriending

Grants for each application may be issued for any amount to a maximum of £3,000.  We are open to a wide range of ideas about how best to support individuals but we are looking for applications that:

  • demonstrate that the proposed project is new or different from services already provided in this area
  • explain how will this project reduce demand on statutory health and social care services

Eligible area
The area served by GP Practices within West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group – please note this covers the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, and also into the Swaffham area of Breckland.  Please refer to the link below for a list of member practices:
http://www.westnorfolkccg.nhs.uk/about-us/our-members-gp-practices

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the eligible area can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive.

Please refer to our FAQs for specific guidance on the types of organisation/ project that are eligible to apply. Please note the specific guidance in the FAQs for Social Enterprises/ CICs.

Schools are not eligible to apply.

When to apply
Grants are normally made in one annual funding round – deadlines will be published here when the Fund is open.

How to apply
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a new way to apply online, which enables applicants to complete more of the process entirely online if they wish.  If you have any problems at all using the new system please contact the Grants Team for support. 

If you are using an old version of eg. Internet Explorer you may find it helpful to download a copy of Google Chrome to ensure you have the best experience – this browser is free to download here http://www.google.com/chrome/  

Making an online application:

Step 1 – Complete the online application form by clicking on the link below.  The new form enables you to upload various pieces of supporting information to complete your application. You can still send some or all of your supporting information separately by email or by post if you wish.

Step 2 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, all supporting information and the Independent Reference Form by the deadline date.

Click here to begin an online application

For Fund enquiries please contact the Grants Team by email grants@norfolkfoundation.com or tel 01603 623958

 

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