Grants from the Lambeth and Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund are being offered for another year, thanks to a donation from the Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Directorate. The programme aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth and Southwark residents by supporting small, grassroots organisations to reach out to their communities to tackle the barriers that are preventing people from having happier and healthier lives.
The fund aims to support people to prioritise their own wellbeing, and to develop lifestyles that will keep them happy and well. We are looking to increase knowledge and awareness of health, and give people the tools to help themselves. You may already be working with people who suffer from ill health, but we are equally keen to support those at risk of ill health. Health and wellbeing is important no matter what your background is – we all want to feel positive about life – and this programme will help us to improve the lives of many residents within the boroughs.
Grants are available for projects that actively engage Lambeth and Southwark residents to take action to improve their own health, and the health of their communities. The fund aims to support those who have the highest risk of having poor health now or in the future.
Applications must address one or more of the following themes:
-Improve mental wellbeing through sustained engagement in activities that help people to help themselves and connect with each other.
-Support vulnerable people, such as ex-offenders, homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, addressing negative behaviours that can lead to physical and mental ill health.
-Encourage healthy lifestyles, to those who are in financial difficulty, including eating healthily with a limited household budget and being physically active.
-Prioritise your own wellbeing – encouraging people to take time out for themselves, promoting self-help and helping people to manage their own physical and mental wellbeing.
Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for projects of up to one year (August 2015 – July 2016).
Applicants must be based in Lambeth or Southwark and work with Lambeth and Southwark residents.
Priority will also be given to smaller, developing organisations, with an annual income of £250,000 or less.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 18th May 2015
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