The Community Boost grants programme is a one-off funding opportunity being offered by Healthier Together. The grants are intended to support local communities to set up their own activities or projects that will benefit people experiencing or at risk of poor health – whether that is due to long-term health conditions, significant life events, marginalisation or discrimination, stress, lack of financial security, or being unable to access opportunities for exercise or healthy meals.
Although Age UK Bristol is administering the grants, projects do not need to focus on older people.
Who can apply
Community Boost grants are open to any group, individual, or not-for-profit organisation. We particularly encourage applications from people and groups who are unable to access other small funding pots, and we have tried to make our application process as simple and transparent as possible.
What can be funded
Groups can apply to receive up £2,000 to fund their activity. They are particularly looking to support new activities, as well as ways to bring new people to an existing activity. Strong applications will show how local people support the activity, and how it will continue beyond this funding. Activities should not duplicate those already happening locally.
Funded activities must be able to start no later than October 2022. They must also be free or low-cost for participants, to ensure they are accessible to those most affected by health inequalities.
The closing date is midday on Friday 16 September 2022.
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