Healthy Communities Together Fund.

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Healthy Communities Together Fund.


Funding available to empower voluntary and community sector organisations to work together with the local health and care sector to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities.


Fund Value: £ 3,000,000

Maximum Value: £ 450,000

Value Notes

The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and a package of learning and development support from the King’s Fund for up to nine months to develop their partnership and project plans.

At the end of this phase, each site will be invited to apply for phase 2 of the programme for further funding and support.

Successful partnerships will receive up to £450,000, as well as ongoing learning and development support from The King’s Fund, over a further three years.

Extended Description

The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) and The King’s Fund are jointly supporting partnership-working in local areas between the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local authorities to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

The Healthy communities together programme will offer up to £3 million of grant funding and £850,000 of leadership development support to develop effective and sustainable partnerships to improve health and wellbeing, reduce health inequalities and empower communities.

The programme will enable partners to develop their relationships, to identify and agree what they need to work together more effectively to ensure the involvement of organisations working across communities, and to collaboratively create a plan to deliver meaningful change. This may include:

  • Developing infrastructure to engage the VCSE and enable effective partnership
  • Developing a local approach to measuring impact on health and wellbeing
  • Co-producing ways of commissioning and delivering services for particular groups of people, such as groups who are marginalised, have complex needs or live with long-term conditions
  • Developing a commissioning framework which supports the diversity of the VCSE sector locally (for example, including very small organisations) or
  • Developing community-centred approaches which aim to involve and empower local people in improving health and wellbeing.

Latest Information

Due to the ongoing and developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), and the additional pressures that this is placing on the voluntary and community sector, local authorities and NHS organisations, The National Lottery Community Fund and The King’s Fund have decided to allow additional time and extend the deadline for the submission of expressions of interest.

The deadline for expressions of interest is now 27 May 2020.

For more information on this fund please check out their website here

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