Enfield Council has been awarded £75,000 of funding by the government’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and has commissioned EVA to deliver the project.
Local voluntary and community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 to fund communications and engagement activity to reduce health inequalities among key communities in Enfield.
There will also be ten grants of £500 each available for smaller-scale initiatives, such as improving broadband and communications infrastructure, holding health information meetings, translation of health information – or other small projects that can improve your group’s communications.
Organisations applying for larger grants of £10,000 to £15,000 will need to produce a communications plan as part of their application (see guidance notes below). Groups applying for the £500 grants will not need to do this.
Examples of activities that could be funded by this grant
- Improving digital skills for staff, trustee board members and clients
- Funding a new communications post to manage newsletters and social media, and to lead the communications strategy
- Plans to challenge conspiracy theories, taboos and lifestyle habits in a constructive way
- Improving a website, with easy access and links to objective and reputable sources or creating a web page for a small organisation, with resources for maintenance
- Online and face-to-face meetings to explore health topics
- Creating a communications champion – a member of staff, board member or volunteer who is trained and can lead the communications plan
- Improving communications infrastructure, such as getting faster broadband
- Translation of materials into community languages and accessible formats
- Increasing communications with stakeholders and other voluntary and community groups
More details and how to apply
Find out more about the grants and the application process by downloading the detailed guidance notes for the grants programme (pdf).
There will also be two funding workshops – on 30 June and 21 September 2022 – where you can learn more about the grants, the decision making process, how to apply and what support you can get.