East Lancashire - Building Resilience Grant Fund

Applications are invited for a grant to support the development of connected communities across East Lancashire. The grant is called Building Resilience.

Lancashire County Council in partnership with East Lancs. Clinical Commissioning Group are launching a £200,000 initiative to support communities and individuals to make measurable improvements to people's mental health and wellbeing.

The Building Resilience Grant aims to enable not for profit organisations and community groups to develop greater opportunities for working age community members to be less socially isolated.

There is a tremendous amount of good work currently going on at a very local level to enable communities and individuals to make real and lasting improvements to their own mental health and wellbeing.

The building resilience grant provides an opportunity for this type of work to be developed and shared across East Lancashire, for small not for profit organisations and community groups to come together, share good practice and learning and ultimately reach out to a wider number of people.

Some of East Lancashire's residents live isolated lives and have no mechanism for connecting with people in their communities, this can be detrimental to their mental and physical health.

The building resilience grant aims to enable working age individuals to practice the 5 ways to wellbeing and make measureable improvements to their mental health and wellbeing:-

New Economics Foundation - Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing.

They are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives

  • Connect - and stay connected

  • Be active – physically and mentally

  • Learn - something new

  • Share – time, skills and knowledge

  • Take notice - by, for example having opportunities to participate in their local community activity

Not for profit organisations and community groups who are currently not in receipt of any type of funding from either Lancashire County Council or East Lancs CCG to deliver 5 Ways to Wellbeing activities for the financial years 2016/17 and 2017/18 are able to apply for the Building Resilience grant.

Grants of up to £60,000 for a 24 month delivery period will be available to successful applicants able to support the building resilience aims. Successful Organisations must:-

  • Be not for profit'

  • Have a constitution

  • Be active in East Lancashire

  • Willing to work with other successful organisations and groups

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

  1. How they will reach working age adults who are vulnerable to experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing

  2. Co- production:- How the adults reached will then be included in the design, delivery and sustainability of the activity

  3. How they will ensure the people they reach are able to sustain the changes the project activity has supported them to make

  4. How they will reduce social isolation and poor mental health

  5. How they will embed the 5 Ways to Wellbeing at a local level

  6. How they can attract match funding

  7. The scope and scale of the activity

  8. How they demonstrate multi-agency working.

  9. Quality of the intervention

For more information, and to access eligibility criteria and application forms, please

email: pheastadmin@lancashire.gov.uk

Applications to be submitted by 5pm February 15th.


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