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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021/22

Funding of £75k - £300k for local or national programmes which can be delivered by 31 March 2022

Fund theme = Children’s Respiratory Illness: To provide extra support for children, families and children’s respiratory and acute services during autumn/winter 2021, and to raise awareness of management of paediatric respiratory infections within communities that experience the greatest health inequalities.

For VCSE organisations already delivering services, and which already have reach to the target groups (those with respiratory illness, children, parents, carers, in-hospital services) – VCSE-led partnership bids welcomed.

 

To fund additional/expanded services, which address gaps and which:

  • Focus on preventative activities which support safe management or reduce hospital admissions; OR

  • Raise awareness in communities experiencing health inequalities

 

Key dates:

  • Meet the funder event Wed 11 Aug 10am
  • Application deadline 27 Aug @ 12 noon – decisions by 13 Sept

 

Examples of the types of projects that could be funded are:

  • hospital charities working alongside hospital trusts to support parents/carers with children in hospital
  • raising awareness of safe management of respiratory infections in different communities using different formats/languages
  • supporting families/carers of children with respiratory illnesses to prevent their late admissions to services
  • providing helpline support to those in need.

Full details at https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/vcse-health-and-wellbeing-fund-2021-22-information-pack/

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Victims Fund

The MoJ has launched a recent fund with Comic Relief to support smaller, specialist organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led ‘by, with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBT+ communities.

Funds will support activities and offer wrap-around support which improves digital and remote capacity, provides continuity in support, and enhances future sustainability. Investments will be disbursed in September 2021 and run for up to six months. Funds must be spent by March 2022 The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20 July.

For more information, please contact Alex Campbell on alexandra.campbell@apccs.police.uk

Public Health England (PHE) Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-2022

Do you work with people who are vulnerable? Maybe young people? Or people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender? Or who are from an ethnic minority? It is likely that these vulnerable people are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health. 

There is an upcoming grant opportunity aimed at the voluntary sector. For the past 5 years, PHE has provided an annual fund to support organisations to lead new approaches in addressing inequalities in sexual health, reproductive health, and HIV.

Proposals, that cover Derby City or Derbyshire County or both, will be accepted to deliver projects of up to 12 months in duration. Previous years have seen allocation of grants of between £25,000 and £75,000

The fund usually opens in August, with bid submissions by mid-September. In the past, PHE has provided a webinar to support your bid development. This will be announced when the fund goes live. In the meantime, members from Derby City and County Council Public Health have arranged a number of meetings to support organisations that may be interested in applying. If this could be you, please contact Bernie Brown or Helen Atkin at Bernadette.brown@derby.gov.uk or Helen.Atkin@derbyshire.gov.uk respectively for more information.

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme - deadline 8 August

Government Opens Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme with £3.2m – deadline 8 August

The Home Office is providing a further £3.2 million to support places of worship in England and Wales that feel they are vulnerable to hate crime.

Grants of up to £56,000 can cover the costs of up to three security measures from the following list:

  • CCTV (fixed cameras, not pan-tilt cameras)
  • Fencing and/or railings (no more than 2.1m high)
  • Manually operated pedestrian and vehicle gates
  • Automated vehicle gates
  • Security doors and locks
  • Reinforcing single glazed windows (with anti-shatter film or bars/grilles)
  • Intruder alarms
  • Access control (fob or keypad)
  • Video intercom systems
  • Lighting (building mounted)

The funding only covers the provision and installation of these security measures. It does not cover other associated costs such as licensing and planning permission, or ongoing costs such as charges for annual service, maintenance and monitoring.

Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.