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Health team launch £25,000 community fund

User AvatarPosted by Samuel Jackson at 12/11/2013 14:42:45

Thousands of pounds worth of funding is now available for local voluntary and community groups to use to improve local people’s health, thanks to NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The local CCG has launched a £25,000 community fund and is urging local groups to come forward to apply for a share of the money. The fund is open to voluntary and community groups across Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Sandwich, Ash and surrounding rural areas.

It is intended that voluntary and community groups will be able to use the funding to run new or continue existing activities that support NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG’s objectives.

NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG’s objectives are:

  • enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions;

  • encouraging people to take greater responsibility for their own heath;

  • enabling people to have a healthier life and stay independent for longer;

  • providing safe and early discharge from hospital of those patients who needed admission;

  • providing better unscheduled care;

  • supporting those with mental ill-health to live well;

  • preventing people from dying prematurely;

  • helping people to recover from episodes of ill-health or following injury.

 

To apply for funding, a short application needs to be completed including details of project aims, proposed activities and who will benefit from the project. This needs to be submitted to the CCG by 12pm on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Decisions on applications will be issued by Tuesday 17 December 2013.

Gillian Wells, Lay Member for NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, said: “The CCG is committed to improving local healthcare services and encouraging people to live well. We hope that organisations will be able to use this funding to continue existing projects or come up with new projects that are aimed at supporting local people and their healthcare needs.

“We haven’t set any lower or upper limits on the amount of money people can try and apply for as we want to be as flexible as possible.”  

For further information email c4.ccg@nhs.net or call 01227 791359.

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