Community Cash Fund Could Give Up To 2000 To Local Health Groups - The Directory Group

Community Cash Fund could give up to £2,000 to local health groups

Community groups from across the Cowplain area are now able to apply for up to £2,000 to help people stay well.

The Community Cash Fund overseen by Healthwatch Hampshire has been launched and is now open for applications.

Funding for this year’s projects will go to those that support people to maintain a healthy life.

The focus will be on the work of groups who focus on preventing ill health - both now and in the future.

Healthwatch is also seeking feedback about people’s experiences of accessing health services in the area.

Individuals, community and voluntary groups and organisations may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

Steve Manley, who manages Healthwatch Hampshire, praised the project.

He said: “We recognise that we can’t get out and speak to everyone we would like to and we also know people who are already based in communities know much more than we do about their health needs.

“We love launching it every year as it’s so exciting to think about what kind of projects might get in touch with their ideas.”

Healthwatch aims to give local voices the ability to influence the delivery and design of local health services.

They encourage not only the people who use them, but anyone who might need support in the future, to express their opinion. 

Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public.

It exists in two distinct forms – local Healthwatch and Healthwatch England, at national level.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying for a Community Cash Fund, go to www.healthwatchhampshire.co.uk

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley