Are you in a position to promote childhood immunisation to vulnerable, socially excluded, and under-vaccinated communities? Apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help improve local children and young people’s health!
The NHS South East London Integrated Care Board (SELICB) will support VCS groups that work to improve immunisation rates, which have steadily been declining among children in Southwark. They will provide you with full support, including full information on vaccines themselves, to:
- Raise awareness of vaccines and why they matter to children and young people’s health
- Increase understanding of the benefits of vaccinations
- Encourage and drive uptake of all childhood immunisations – particularly for children who are not up to date with routine scheduled vaccinations.
What the funding can be used for:
The NHS South East London Integrated Care Board (SELICB) has £20,000 of funding to be distributed to around 10 VCS groups, i.e. approximately £2,000 for each group. These funds are flexible and can therefore be used for a range of activities, including:
- Events, webinars, classes, Q&A sessions, community forums
- Producing materials
- Delivering campaigns
- Funding transport costs for people with low income levels
- Face to face outreach in the community
- The work you do can be part of your existing work, i.e. promoting the information at a session you already run
- Your proposed budget can include staff costs and a % of core/running costs.
To apply, you need to be a not-for-profit organisation (including unincorporated groups, CICs, CIOs and more) operating in Southwark. Your organisation must also have a bank account in its name and support communities that have often been underserved by health services and have lower vaccination uptake rates across various immunisations. These include:
- Black Caribbean, Black African, Black British, biracial, and multiracial groups
- People experiencing poverty
- People with learning disabilities and people with mental health illnesses
- Children in looked-after care
- Children and young people and their parents/carers who face barriers to accessing healthcare, such as refugees, asylum seekers, people not registered with a GP, families who are transient and/or who move around frequently (e.g. as a result of housing instability), young and single parents, women experiencing domestic violence
In line with Community Southwark’s recent State of the Sector research, we strive to encourage transparency and openness about how funding decisions are made. In the application pack, you will also find a scoring criteria. This will be used to determine if your organisation can:
- Reach target audiences (listed in document and eligibility criteria above)
- Effectively increase awareness and understanding around childhood immunisation
- Demonstrate that project delivery is clear and relevant
- Outline a clear high-level budget with indicative costs of what the funding will be used for and the total amount
A panel of 3 individuals will decide on each application: 1 from South East London ICS and 2 VCS representatives independent of the organisations who apply. Community Southwark is supporting SELICB with promoting the opportunity and being a point of contact for enquiries. As an organisation that seeks to represent all the VCS in Southwark, we are not a decision maker for this grant opportunity.
The grant opportunity opens on Tuesday 16th May 2023 and closes on Tuesday 27th June 2023.
A final decision making meeting will take place on Monday 10th July 2023. Applicants will be informed of whether their application is successful by Wednesday 12th July 2023.
CLICK HERE to download an application pack, which contains instructions on how to apply.
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