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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and increased inequalities across South East London (SEL) particularly in certain groups such as older people, people living with one or more long-term conditions or disabilities, those from Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic communities, those living in areas of deprivation, and key workers. These inequalities manifest themselves in un-equal access to help, support and services, and inequalities in health and wellbeing.
Lambeth Council have been awarded inequalities funding by SELs Integrated Care System to establish a programme of work to address and tackle health inequalities within local communities and improve outcomes for all.
These guidelines outline the fund criteria and tell you how to apply. The Neighbourhood Wellbeing Delivery Alliance (NWDA) Health Inequalities Community Fund is managed by The London Community Foundation and is open to proposals for work taking place in Lambeth.
What can the fund support?
Applicants may be based anywhere, but the funded work must benefit communities in Lambeth. Applicants must demonstrate good local knowledge and should be able to demonstrate local networks or partnerships. The fund will consider applications which bring approaches to Lambeth that have been successful in other boroughs with similar demographics.
Grants are available to support work which reduces health inequalities by engaging residents in conversations about improving health and wellbeing while building trust with the health and social care sector.
Applications must clearly be about reducing health inequality and should meet at least one of the following priorities:
- Encourage Lambeth residents to engage in health and wellbeing initiatives
- Target and improve the health and wellbeing of those with protected characteristics
- Support residents to access the wider range of health and wellbeing offers within the community (such as Grassroot Projects, Thriving Communities, Lambeth Together Health and Wellbeing Bus, Project Smith)
- Understand what residents feel is important for them for their own health and wellbeing,
- Engage with those communities who are most mistrustful of the health and social care sector
- Explore how residents would like health services to engage with them on areas such as screening, health checks, vaccination etc.
- Provide health and wellbeing advice and signpost to local services
Priority will be given to projects which target:
- People living in poverty
- People from a Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic Background
- Marginalised communities
- People living with disabilities
- Older people
- Children and young people
- LGBTQ+ people
- Pregnant people
- Carers and housebound people
The grants will be between £10,000 and £15,000.
Source of funding
This fund receives funding from Lambeth Council.
How to apply
If you’d like to understand more about the fund please take a look at the guidelines by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen.
If you would like to learn more before applying then you can attend an online Q&A at 11am on Wednesday 7th June, click here to sign up (opens link in new tab).
The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 19th June
If you have any queries about the fund, please contact us on 020 7582 5117 or email@example.com