NHS Green Social Prescribing Development Fund

The specific focus of the fund is to improve access to nature-based activities for underserved populations at risk of experiencing health inequalities in north Cumbria.

NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

Who can apply?
Volunteer-led grassroots groups that support their local community. The fund will support organisations that can demonstrate delivery of nature-based activities to the following cohorts of the population in North Cumbria
•  areas of high deprivation including coastal communities
•  veterans
•  chronic health conditions including cancer, respiratory, hypertension
•  refugees
•  ethnically diverse people
•  Gypsy, Romaine, Traveller (GRT)

Groundwork North East & Cumbia is supporting charitable groups to develop their projects and improve networks and referral pathways with Social Prescribing Connector teams. Please contact Kay Dempsey on 0771 277 3685 or email Kay.Dempsey@groundwork.org.uk

Priority will be given to projects that:
• demonstrate how it considers the experience of service users and engages with them
• demonstrate how it will engage with a range of social prescribing connector roles and the Green Social prescribing development worker to publicise opportunities, receive referrals, and share learning
• are structured to collect, analyse, and report on a range of metrics which are both quantitative and qualitative.

Examples of projects supported:
• local walking groups
• community garden projects
• talking and exercise therapies

What the Fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals

How much can you apply for?
Grants of up to £5,000 over one year will be considered. Applications for the final round should be received by Monday 19th June 2023.

Please read the full guidance document for more information before applying online.

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Sarah Thompson on 01900 820821 or email sarah@cumbriafoundation.org