Healthy Norwich – the campaign to help people lead healthier lives - is offering thousands of pounds in grants to fund local projects.
Up to £70,000 is on offer for activities or projects that help make Norwich a healthier place to live and work in.
Each project can apply for up to £5,000 - so each will have to be judged on how many people it reaches, who will benefit and whether it will deliver long lasting benefits.
Every application will have to show how it will support one or all of Healthy Norwich’s key themes - healthy weight, stopping smoking or preventing smoking and affordable warmth.
People’s mental health and reducing health inequalities amongst vulnerable groups and deprived communities underpin everything Healthy Norwich does.
NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group and Norwich City Council, which run the Healthy Norwich campaign, have emailed hundreds of local organisations to advertise the grants.
“We want to harness the power of local groups within Norwich who can help us make Norwich healthier and happier in 2015 and beyond,” said Queen’s Nurse Tracy Williams from the CCG. “It’s our New Year’s resolution for the people of Norwich. We’re looking for innovative and long lasting ways of helping people be healthier.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for local people and local organisations to make a real difference to many people’s lives and make Norwich an even better place to grow up in, live in, work and spend time in.”
Cllr Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “As a council we are contributing to this funding as part of our commitment to the Healthy Norwich partnership.
“We are keen to take strong position in combating health inequality in our city. Health is everybody’s business – there is a great d
we can do including providing good housing and access to funding for affordable warmth which all helps to keep people healthy and prevent illnesses.
“These grants reflect the fact that communities are often best placed to bid for funding for schemes most applicable to them at a very local level.”
Proposals should be submitted by midday on Monday 23rd February. Further details and Expression of Interest Form
Healthy Norwich is a project led by NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group and Norwich City Council, with partners.
Last year more than £62,000 was given out in grants to 19 different organisations for Healthy Norwich projects. Successful projects
ranged from education for young people about sex and relationship as well as drug and alcohol, to healthy lifestyle messages to vulnerable individuals and migrants who have settled in Norwich.
In additional to grant-funded projects, there have been a wide range of health improvement schemes launched under the Healthy Norwich banner including last year’s grant schemes, Walk Norwich and SkyRide, a cycling programme in the City.