Community public health grants

The deadline for all grants featured on this page is 23:59 on Tuesday 7 February. Any applications received after that time will not be considered.

Mental health community

Find out more about this grant, which aims to fund community-based programmes to support mental health and wellbeing

Social prescribing destination

Information about this grant, which will fund services and activities that act as social prescribing destinations

Community food projects

Find out more about this grant, which aims to support existing and upcoming community food projects in North Somerset

Community and voluntary groups in North Somerset will be able to bid for thousands of pounds in public health funding in the New Year.

Three grants will be available to help groups run local projects that improve health and wellbeing. There is no restriction on the number of grants you are able to apply for.

Mental health community grant

This grant aims to fund community programmes that improve overall wellbeing, reduce metal ill health and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

A total of £45,000 in funding will be available, to be split between projects for children and adults. Organisations and groups will be able to apply for up to £10,000.

Social prescribing destination grant

This grant offers funding for non-clinical projects and activities in North Somerset that help residents of all ages in holistic, community-centred ways.

This grant is for services and activities that act as social prescribing destinations and aim to improve mental health and wellbeing and to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

A total of £45,000 will be available. People can apply for up to £5,000. If the project has a significant nature-based element, they can apply for up £10,000.

Projects leads will need to discuss their application with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Green Social Prescribing (GSP) Programme by emailing bnssg.mh.greensp@nhs.net.

Community food projects grant

This grant aims to support existing and upcoming community food projects in North Somerset that encourage:

  • nutritious and affordable food choices
  • healthy eating
  • improved food knowledge and skills

Projects should also focus on the social, cultural and dietary needs in the population that they aim to reach. Projects that have a dual aim of improving physical health and creating wider social benefits, such as improving community cohesion, will also be considered.

The total available funding is £30,000. Individual projects can apply for up to £10,000

Applications

The application process will open on Tuesday 3 January 2023. Organisers and project leads are encouraged to start preparing their applications for funding and consider projects that would be eligible to receive the money.

Contact

For queries about the mental health and social prescribing grants, you can email our public health team at phgrants@n-somerset.gov.uk. For queries about the community food projects grant, email us at CFPgrant@n-somerset.gov.uk.