Through the Healthier Futures Fund, NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is making £2 million available to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners across the area to deliver health and wellbeing improvements for their local people and communities.

The fund is offering up to £50,000 – £100,000 per annum, or £100,000 – £300,000 over 3 years, for initiatives that support the health and wellbeing of local people.

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Who can apply?
Registered non-profit organisations (charity, social enterprise or CIC) that pay the Real Living Wage
Maximum grant
Up to £50,000 – £100,000 per annum (£100,000 – £300,000 over 3 years)
Eligible area
Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough)
1 August, 1 November

Fund criteria

The fund will support initiatives that focus on the key priorities for NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and the wider Integrated Care System, including:

All projects must use the ICS design principles:

We want to encourage wide engagement in the development and delivery of bids, with VCSE partners leading, but also joining with other system partners including other VCSE organisations.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the following criteria has also been considered whilst developing the scheme:

Projects must be delivered in the Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) area to the benefit of people and communities in Cambridgeshire and to target groups of people specified in the vision.

VCSE is defined for the purposes of this bid process as a registered charity in the UK whose charity’s purposes include supporting people and communities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; A member of Social Enterprise UK; or a registered community interest company. Other organisations must partner with a lead member who fulfils this criteria.

VCSEs must be registered with the Real Living Wage in order to be eligible to receive this funding. Organisations can submit applications without being registered, but no funds will be released until registration has been confirmed. It is permissible to include up to £60 registration fee as a line in the proposed project budget to cover this cost.

Projects can be developed with private sector, public sector bodies and NHS organisations, providing they have the support of the VCSE lead bidder (defined as above) who will be responsible for delivery.

Schemes must be delivered with the involvement and contribution of the integrated neighbourhood partners relevant to the target groups of people in the local area.

Funding is non-recurrent and the grant process is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. Beyond this funding allocation, should the initiative be continued, an alternative source of funding should be identified.

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