Community activity funding grants of up to £3,000 available now in Breckland to tackle loneliness, inactivity and childhood obesity in the district
Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:09
An exciting new funding campaign from Breckland District Council's Norfolk Community Fund has launched to fund groups and organisations to deliver schemes that promote healthy lifestyles. Grants of up to £3,000 can be obtained for qualifying projects, which help tackle key issues in the region of loneliness and social isolation, physical inactivity and obesity in young people.
One of the key aims of this funding campaign is to unearth innovative projects which help to improve the health and wellbeing of the people living in the Breckland District. It is hoped that community groups will be able to use the funding to make an impact in the short term to people they benefit and enable more projects to use successful outcomes to improve their impacts in future.
The grants scheme is split into two different categories: The Health Communities Pilot Fund provides grants of up to £250 for applicants to test ideas or put on events that can be developed in future to have longer term impacts. The second grants scheme awards funding of up to £3,000 for ongoing or established projects with a clear and justifiable requirement for this money.
The grants scheme is open to voluntary and community organisations, parish or town councils, Breckland Schools, not for profit organisations and social enterprises and church groups. Applications will need to demonstrate value for money, sustainability, benefits to Breckland residents and innovation in their field.
Active Norfolk's Locality Lead for Breckland, Rich Hoey, said: "This community grants scheme is really positive and we hope to see lots of community groups and exciting health projects apply for the funding to extend the reach of their service. With the NHS under increasing pressure, it's important that we all take greater responsibility for our own health and this funding will go along way to improving awareness of this."