Small Health Grants Scheme 2012
Wychavon Small Health Grants are on offer to communities and aimed at:
Supporting an improvement in Health and Wellbeing in the community
Targeting people who are at higher risk of poor health and dying younger
Contributing to the Wychavon District Council priorities as set out in the Community strategy (this
can be found on the Wychavon website www.wychavon.gov.uk) and the Public Health Strategy
which can be found at www.worcspct.nhs.uk/publichealth
Throughout the whole county, lifestyles are becoming more unhealthy and Public Health want communities
to be involved in improving their health.
We want to ensure that all community projects are sustainable and are inclusive for all. This means more
opportunities for Healthy Living for the people of Wychavon and a brighter outlook for the future.
Who can apply:
Applications for a Community Health Grant are welcome from groups and organisations across the district.
Application must be:
For projects costing between £500 and £1000
For projects within the Wychavon District or for the benefit of Wychavon Residents
Grants can be awarded to:
Local Voluntary Groups
Parish and Town Councils
Schools (but must be outside of school hours and for a wider community benefit)
Grants will not be awarded to:
organisations that are able to fund the project themselves;
organisations whose liquid assets in hand exceed one year’s revenue expenditure unless funds have
been set aside specifically for a capital project.
Organisations whose projects require year on year running costs, although start up costs would be
eligible. (Running costs include usual venue hire, refreshments, newsletters, administration etc.)
Projects that will have taken place or started by May 2012
Focus on Health:
Projects could include:
A Healthy Living Event for the wider Community
A piece of equipment for a physical activity group
Paying for an instructor to deliver an exercise class
Cooking sessions for a target group
Whatever your project is, the most important things are:
It meets local needs and benefits local residents
It has community support and participation
It is well planned and involves as many local people as possible
To make a positive difference to the community
Payment of Grants will be made directly to the organisation undertaking the project and not to an outside
contractor. 90% of this will be paid up front and the last 10% will be released once the monitoring
information has been returned (see below for information needed)
VAT will not be paid to any organisations that are VAT registered
Grants must be taken up within 12 months of the offer. Extension of this period will only be made in
exceptional circumstances by application to the grant scheme manager.
Applications are only valid for one year
Retrospective applications may not be submitted
Following an offer of a grant, any modifications to the project must be submitted and approved by the grant
scheme manager in advance of any work done or purchases made.
Monitoring and Evaluation: should you be awarded a grant, you will be required to fill in a short form
detailing how many people were involved in your project, what you did and then a case study showing the
impact of your project.
How to Apply
1. Choose your Project
It can be a one off event, a one off scheme with a distinct start and finish or a project that needs some start
up costs to get it running.
When considering your project you should take the following points into account:-
does your project have local support (e.g. from residents; businesses; local schools)?
will it benefit the community?
is it achievable and are the timescales realistic?
have you got any necessary permissions (e.g. from the Council, Environment Agency) to carry out the
2. Get Local Support
It is important that applications are received with appropriate information showing local support. This can
include letters from your District, Parish and County Councillors (information on councillors can be found on
our website at www.wychavon.gov.uk). You are also advised to get support from the local community (e.g.
residents, local groups, schools, etc) in planning your project and gain their support for it. YOU ARE
STRONGLY ADVISED TO APPROACH YOUR PARISH OR TOWN COUNCILLOR AND LOCAL DISTRICT
COUNCILLOR ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION
3. Fill in the Application Forms
You will need to complete the application form as fully as possible.
4. Gather Supporting Information Together
Please collect the following documentation together to submit with your Application Forms:-
Evidence of local support and how it meets community needs e.g. letters from local organisations,
residents or councillors
2 Years Accounts for your organisation
A copy of the organisations rules and regulations and/or constitution
Copies of estimates and budget relating to work for which the grant is sought
5. Send in your Application
Before you send in your application, do check that you have completed and included all of the Forms and
supporting information required.
Send your completed application to: Emma Gardner, Community Health Improvement Coordinator,
Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcs. WR10 1PT.
Alternatively you can email your application form and supporting evidence to
The information in your application will provide the basis for determining whether you are awarded a grant.
It is important that all sections of the Application Forms are completed in full and that you do supply all
the necessary documentation by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in rejection of your
The closing date for all completed applications is NOON on Friday 27th April 2011. No applications will be
accepted after that date in any circumstances.
For more information, please contact Emma Gardner, Community Health Improvement Co-ordinator on
01386 565182 or email email@example.com
How grant awards are made
The decisions as to who receives a grant will be made by representatives of NHS Worcestershire and
Wychavon District Council as well as an elected member.
When assessing the applications the following will be taken into consideration:
Evidence of local support
Demand for the project or service
Benefit to Wychavon residents
How innovative and well planned the project is
Cost of Project
Other sources of Funding
There are a range of funding sources on the Wychavon District Council website
Or you can contact the Worcestershire Partnership funding desk at
Peter MacKenzie-Shaw, Funding and Resources Manager, Worcestershire Partnership
Phone 01905 728738 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org