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Grants of up to £1,000 available for local people to improve wellbeing in their community

Healthwatch Surrey is launching their Community Cash Fund for 2017/8 to help individuals and small groups undertake projects to boost the wellbeing for people in Surrey.

Last year, the fund supported ten projects including “Come Knit with Me” – a knitting and social group supporting people living with dementia and fit-and-fun sessions for dads and their children to develop an educational support group.

Jacquie Pond, Healthwatch Surrey Engagement Officer said:

“It has been fantastic to be able support such brilliant projects with the Community Cash Fund and we are delighted to be able to run the fund again this year .”

“If you have an idea that will help local people to speak up about local health services, that will boost their wellbeing, this is your chance to make it happen. You don’t have to be from a registered charity or group – all projects will be judged on merit.”

Interested groups or individuals will need to complete a short application form by Friday 8th September and the winners will be announced on 16th September.

The projects need to meet the following criteria:

  • Increase the participation and involvement of disadvantaged communities in health and social care related services.
  • Increase the feedback from hard to reach or seldom heard communities about health and social care services.
  • Improve the wellbeing of hard to reach or seldom heard communities through involvement.

More information about the Community Cash Fund and how to apply can be found by clicking here.