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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Funding Opportunity to tackle Health Inequalities in BAME communities launches from 6th September

*Please note the launch date has been postponed. We will update this page once we have more information from Partnership Southwark.

NEW fund launches to tackle health inequalities in Black and minority ethnic communities in Southwark

A new community-led panel will decide how best to use £100,000 from Partnership Southwark and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) to support community groups to tackle health inequalities in Southwark’s Black and minority ethnic communities.

Made up of representatives from BAME and Latin American organisations in the borough, this pioneering panel has come together to devise and co-design a unique funding programme using their collective expertise.

This new fund is aimed at supporting the distinct needs of their communities and marks a shift in the way decisions on community funding are made in the borough.

This funding programme is designed to empower communities to build trust and confidence in identifying and tackling the health inequalities that affect them, to develop personal agency and to become a catalyst for positive change in Southwark.


Through this panel Partnership Southwark, Community Southwark and SLAM aim to share power and decision-making with the local community as part of their mission to shift inequalities and promote better health and wellbeing outcomes.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Not for profit, BAME led, Southwark based organisations with an annual income of less than £150,000 who work with BAME communities
  • Particularly welcome are organisations working in the Wards of St Giles, Peckham Rye, Borough and Bankside, Chaucer and St Georges
  • Working in the areas of:
    • Improving experiences for BAME communities in primary care eg. GPs, community clinics, pharmacists, dentists
    • Improving rates of cancer screening in Black and minority communities
    • Food poverty – tackling inequalities and looking at affordability, access and awareness of good nutrition
    • Supporting good mental health, wellbeing and resilience in the BAME community
    • Climate justice – what are the health inequalities around how climate change affects different communities

Important dates

Applications open: The application form link will be available (HERE) from Wednesday 6th September 2023

Applications close:  Sunday 22nd October 2023 – midnight

Workshops for information and to answer questions:

On Zoom: 21 September, 10.30 – 12.30
In-person at Peckham Library: 28 September, 5 – 7pm


To find out more, read our programme information 100K HEALTH INEQUALITIES GRANTS PROGRAMME CRITERA PDF

Read about our panel members Health Inequalities grant panellists

If you have any queries please contact:info@communitysouthwark.org