groups invited to apply for Health Fund grant cash
in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged
to submit applications for cash for local health projects.
District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health
Fund, which has cash available for health-focussed projects across
groups, registered charities, leisure centres, housing providers,
activity clubs, children's centres and workplaces amongst others
are all being encouraged to come up with their own project ideas
based on local health and wellbeing needs and then bid for up
to £2,000 to support their project.
must be focussed around one or more of the following themes: physical
activity and exercise, healthy eating, cooking and growing, weight
management or reducing loneliness.
could be used to support a whole raft of projects for example
new activity classes, clubs which support weight loss or reducing
social isolation, teaching how to prepare healthy meals on a budget
or general cookery skills. Whilst match-funding is not strictly
required projects that have some percentage of match funding in
place will be favoured.
successful projects have included the setup of ASA Swimfit sessions
in three Sedgemoor swimming pools, a rural weight management programme,
a healthy weight and fitness project in primary schools, community
food growing as well as a series of history-themed health walks.
closing date is Friday 11th November 2016 at 5pm. If you have
any questions about the Community Health Fund, contact Jacqueline
Strong (Health and Wellbeing Project Officer ) or Julie Cooper,
Team Leader via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01278 435435.
apply please visit www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/healthylifestyles where
application forms and criteria are available for download or call
01278 436420 to request postal or email copies of these documents.