Grassroots funding opportunity from Healthwatch Croydon

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Would you like to hold an event/activity for your local group or community?

Healthwatch Croydon is offering grants of between £500 and £1,000 to run one-off activities or events with local people.

Why are they funding this?
The NHS in south-west London, and Surrey Downs, is working with Healthwatch Croydon to engage with local people on what they think of local health services.

They would particularly like the involvement of people who do not normally share their views about local services (seldom heard communities).

What can the money be used for?
They would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable to local people. Examples include dinner dances, pottery classes, fun days, drop in sessions and afternoon teas.

The local NHS would like to attend the events and activities and spend part of the time talking to local people about their experience of using local services. People who attend the event will also be invited to stay in touch with the local NHS and continue to share their views in the future.

Who can apply for the funding?

Local groups and voluntary sector organisations who work with or support:
people from groups with protected characteristics – including, older people, younger people, people with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health conditions, transgender people, LGBQ communities, pregnant women and those who have recently given birth, people from different races and of different religions, men and women, carers, socio-economically deprived communities, the working population and other groups identified by local Healthwatch organisations as seldom heard.

All events/activities need to be held by the end of 2016.

To apply for funding, or for more information, please contact Darren Morgan, Community Analyst on 020 8663 5635 or email darren.morgan@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

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CCC’s recent community engagement meeting with Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

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