One You South Gloucestershire is an integrated healthy lifestyles service led by South Gloucestershire Council. Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and partners deliver the Wellbeing element of the service.
As part of the programme, there is a small grant scheme of £12,000 per annum, which will be distributed in grants between £50 to £1,000. For this financial year, the grants will be distributed through two grant-making panels. All funding needs to be spent by March 31st 2020.
The purpose of the grants is to reduce the five leading risk factors that contribute to reduced quality of life, early death and health inequalities in South Gloucestershire:
- tobacco smoking
- alcohol use
- poor diet and excess weight
- physical inactivity
- poor mental health and emotional wellbeing
We plan to distribute 60% of the funding to:
- BME groups
- Disabled people
- People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
- People who have low incomes
- Groups working with men
- People with long term health conditions
- People who live in the neighbourhoods of Cadbury Heath, Patchway, Staple Hill, Yate and Kingswood
Our approach is to build community resilience by helping people set up and sustain groups that address health inequalities and build on their skills and interests, with small grants for local initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.
To apply, you need to be a community group with a constitution and a bank account. If you don’t have this, CVS South Gloucestershire can help. To contact the CVS please call 01454 865205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Or perhaps an existing group would manage the funds on your behalf, while you get set up.
If the grant request is for more than £100 this application should be submitted before 9am on Monday 22nd July or Monday 23rd September. We hope to make decisions within 2 weeks of the closing date. small grants of under £100 can be submitted anytime.