Published:
October 9, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea groups invited to apply for Health Fund grant cash

Groups in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for local health projects.

Sedgemoor District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available for health-focussed projects across the district.

Community groups, registered charities, leisure centres, housing providers, activity clubs, children's centres and workplaces amongst others are all being encouraged to come up with their own project ideas based on local health and wellbeing needs and then bid for up to £1,000 to support their project.

Funding could be used to support a whole raft of projects for example new activity classes, clubs which support weight loss or reducing social isolation, teaching how to prepare healthy meals on a budget or general cookery skills. Whilst match-funding is not strictly required projects that have some percentage of match funding in place will be favoured.

Projects must be focussed around one or more of the following themes and must be sustainable and measureable: Physical Activity (increasing opportunities for, and levels of, physical activity within Sedgemoor communities); Healthy Eating (promotion of food growing, healthy eating, cooking skills, access to healthy foods); Weight Management (reducing levels of overweight/obesity within Sedgemoor communities); Promoting emotional and physical wellbeing (through projects which address loneliness and isolation by engaging new people).

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1st December 2017. For more details visit www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/healthyliving or to download the application form.

If you would like to discuss your project idea before applying please contact Jacqui Strong Health and Wellbeing Project Officer via email jacqueline.strong@sedgemoor.gov.uk or contact 01278 435328.

 


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