The following small grants funding is available for local people running projects:
£60,000 from Project Smith for projects which:
- Support adults of Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Stockwell, Gipsy Hill, Vassall, Coldharbour, Knights Hill, Tulse Hill, Thurlow Park, Thornton, Streatham Hill, Streatham Wells, Streatham Vale or St Leonard's wards
- Are led by the communities who will benefit;
- Improve mental wellbeing and/or
- Work with men, people with dementia, LGBTQ+ communities or carers.
£18,000 from Public Health for projects which:
- Support adults in any wards in Lambeth
- Improve mental wellbeing
- Work with men from BAMER communities
Lambeth residents identified three priorities through the Big Lambeth Health Debate and the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Citizens Forum. Projects must support participants to address at least one of them:
- Being able to manage their own health and wellbeing (or condition) and being supported to do so. This also includes having access to the right information and support, and being able to stay healthy;
- Being able to have the right things in place to help them to avoid a crisis, or to limit the impact of a crisis, particularly for people who are living independently;
- Feeling that they are part of a community.
In addition, it is established that loneliness and isolation can contribute to poor physical and mental health. People who have good social connections are healthier and better able to deal with health problems if they arise. Projects are sought that help people connect with others and address what is known as the Wheel of Wellbeing. The six spokes of the wheel are: Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, Connect, Take Notice, and Care. These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives to increase their wellbeing. If someone is able to do them all then they have a better chance of feeling good about themselves and having better health. Visit www.wheelofwellbeing.org for more information.
Further information, including:
- Funding guidelines
- Ideas appointments
- The application form
can be found here
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 November 2019 (5pm).