Round 2 of the Hastings & Rother Reducing Health Inequalities Fund is now open

Round 2 of the Hastings & Rother Reducing Health Inequalities Fund is now open

The deadline for applications to Round 2 of the Hastings & Rother Reducing Health Inequalities Fund is Friday 20 May 2016. Application forms and guidance notes are the same, whether you are applying for a standard or fast track grant. They are available to download here: application form and guidance notes.

The fund is open to organisations working within the wards with the highest levels of Health Inequalities (in Rother that is Bexhill Central, Sidley and Eastern Rother).

The Hastings and Rother Reducing Health Inequalities Fund is for projects that:

  1. Encourage and support people to make healthier lifestyle choices

For example, helping people lead healthier lives or improve people’s physical or mental health through an exercise or sports group, promotion of healthy eating, promotion of better mental health through social interaction, or reduction of alcohol misuse.

  1. Help people look after their own health better

For example a support group for a particular health condition, information to help people better self-manage their health condition or a social group to reduce loneliness.

  1. Improve access to local healthcare and/or other support services that will benefit health

For example, an initiative which helps a population group (homeless people, people with learning disabilities, people on low incomes, people who do not speak English as a first language ) access health and/or other support services which they don’t routinely use.

  1. Address the wider social determinants of health

For example, an initiative which improves access to education or employment,  maximises income or provides safe and suitable housing.

If you need any help please contact gina.sanderson@rva.uk.com