NHS Green Social Prescribing Development Fund

Grants for charitable organisations to increase access to nature-based activities for underserved populations in North Cumbria at risk of experiencing health inequalities to improve their mental wellbeing and health outcomes.

NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

Who can apply?
charitable, not-for-profit organisations delivering work in the above Integrated Care Community areas.

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 hannah.wright@groundwork.org.uk for support.

Priority will be given to projects that:
• Keswick and Solway and/or Cockermouth and Maryport areas
• target specific groups of people, such as: those with chronic health conditions including cancer, respiratory, hypertension; refugees; ethnically diverse people; LGBTQ or Gypsy, Romaine, Traveller (GRT)

Examples of projects supported:
• community gardening projects
• food growing projects
• walking for health

Eligible costs include: staff costs, volunteer costs and equipment (capital expenditure must be no more than 10% of the project costs)

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 will be considered. If awarded, funding should be spent within 12 months. Application deadline is 2nd February with applicants informed by 8th March.

Please note: Funded organisations will be expected to:
• meet the Fund requirements detailed in the Service Scope and Demonstrating Impact documents which can be found on our website.
• work with the Green Social Prescribing Development Lead and Social Prescribing Connector roles across the system in the delivery of nature-based activities to improve health and wellbeing.

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