The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities.
The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years.
Partnerships will be led by a local authority or combined authority (lead partner) and should also include:
- Public health bodies and leaders (where this responsibility sits outside of the local authority)
- An academic partner (most likely a university, but this does not have to be the case)
- A specialist partner that can provide additional topic or community engagement expertise (this could be a national representative body, a voluntary and community sector organisation or a business).
Funding can be used to cover costs such as staffing costs, expenses and small payments for public and user engagement, partnership meeting costs, workshops, learning events and team development.
The deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to 12.00 (midday) on Friday 29 January 2021.