The King’s Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities.
The programme is open to applications from groups of voluntary and community organisations and public sector organisations working together in a local area in England and is designed to target areas experiencing the most disadvantage. The fund will operate across six different locations in England.
The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and a package of learning and development support from the King’s Fund for up to nine months to develop their partnership and project plans.
The closing date for application for phase 1 is the 27th May 2020 with projects for phase 1 are projected to start in September 2020.
At the end of this phase, each site will be invited to apply for phase 2 of the programme for further funding and support. Successful partnerships will receive up to £450,000, as well as ongoing learning and development support from The King’s Fund, over a further three years.