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Imperial Health Charity Compassionate Communities Grant

Working in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we will support local organisations that have strong relationships with their communities and work closely with other partners to drive forward community-led projects.

The programme will help to address some of the complex, long-term impacts of Covid-19 in north west London with a focus on projects that aim to tackle health problems such as:

  • food poverty and obesity
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • digital poverty and exclusion
  • language barriers and misinformation.

We will award up to £450,000 through a range of different grants including:

  • Microgrants (up to £20,000)*)
  • Small grants (requests between £1,000 and £10,000)
  • Large grants (requests between £10,001 and £30,000).

*Organisations can apply for up to £20,000 in this category. From this pot, successful applicants may distribute up to £1,000 each to individuals and smaller groups from May 2021.

Our grants will fund projects that address the following major themes, identified during our consultation with you, and that have worsened because of the pandemic:

  • Food – initiatives that address poverty, distribution, preparation, nutritional content, quality, cultural suitability
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing – initiatives that tackle anxiety and fear, loneliness and isolation, grief and trauma, stigma
  • Digital Poverty and Exclusion
  • Language Barriers and Misinformation around Covid-19 messages and guidance
  • Physical Inactivity

To apply, your organisation must:

  • Be a community-based group or organisation operating within the borough that your project will be based in (must be one of the eight north west London Boroughs – Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster)
  • Have a track record of working with the communities your project will support. You’ll need to provide contact details of your referees; we reserve the right to contact your referees when we assess your application
  • Not receive statutory funding for your project, for example, local authority, NHS.

We’re looking for projects that will work with the following target groups:

  • Communities that have been significantly affected by the pandemic
  • BAME Communities
  • Older Adults
  • Families

In the following target locations, we’re looking at projects in:

  • One or more of the north west London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster
  • Areas of council and social housing in the target locations above
  • Areas identified as having the greatest health inequalities.

Deadline for submission is Monday 8th March at midday.