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Health Inequalities Grant Fund (Covid-19)

Added: 23/06/2020

Voluntary Action Leeds

Grants up to £50,000 from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership to tackle impact on people’s health affected by COVID-19 and reduce gap in health equalities

New fund aiming to reduce the impact on health outcomes for population groups who are likely to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  Will fund projects aimed at reducing the gap in health equalities across Leeds, Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees and Wakefield. Funds will be available to voluntary and community organisations to help tackle the impact on people’s health affected by COVID-19.

They want to see innovative, sustainable projects helping those who are worst affected by the pandemic. Will priorities projects working with: 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.£450,000 available.

There will be 6 grants of up to £25,000 and 6 grants between £25,000 and £50,000 being distributed from a pot of £450,000. Welcome applications from partnerships between the NHS and community groups, charities, social enterprises or other charitable organisations from the third sector. Deadline: 5pm on 8th June.

For more information about this fund please contact: sarah.smith23@nhs.net There will be a webinar for additional information about the grant funding on 13 May 2020 at 11am. To register your interest to join please email: tessa.hawkes@nhs.net Further details at: https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/our-priorities/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/working-together-reduce-health-inequalities 

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