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Grant funding opportunity for your Christmas event

Grants of up to £750 are available to grassroots and not often heard groups to run one-off activities or events that would be enjoyable for local people and give them an opportunity to share their views with the local NHS and Healthwatch Sutton.
After the success of last year, the Grassroots community funding scheme is running again for 2017/2018. The NHS in south west London is working with Healthwatch Sutton to speak to local people about what they think of local health services.  They would particularly like to speak to people who do not normally share their views about local health services (unheard communities).
What can the money be used for?
We would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable for Sutton residents. Examples could include: dinner dances; pottery classes; fun days; drop in sessions; afternoon tea etc.  The local NHS would attend these events/activities and spend part of the time talking to people local health services.
Who can apply for funding? 
Local groups and voluntary sector organisations who work with, or support, people from groups with protected characteristics including:

Children and young people and their families
People with learning disabilities
People with mental health conditions
Older people
People for whom English is not a first language
Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
People with physical disabilities
LGBTQ communities
People with different races and of different religions
Socio-economically deprived communities
Those affected by cancer
Groups identified by Healthwatch Sutton as unheard
Businesses and social enterprises who can demonstrate that the funds will be spent on community engagement on a not-for-profit basis

When do events need to be completed by?
All events/activities need to be held by the end June 2018
How to apply?
To apply please download and complete the below application and send it to Ishmael Evans Alternatively you can post applications to:
Ishmael Evans, Healthwatch Sutton, Granfers Community Centre, 73-79 Oakhill Road, Sutton, SM1 3AA
Money will be allocated on a rolling basis – applications will close once all money has been allocated.


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