Medway CCG has been running a small grants scheme – to encourage local people to lead action in their communities to improve health and wellbeing – a key ambition for the STP’s prevention and mental health workstreams.

 

Grants of up to £1,500 are awarded to local communities for a wide range of activities from woodwork classes to singing groups to local outings.  £44,484 has been awarded, 36 projects have been involved benefiting an estimated 2,199 local residents. The project is part of Involving Medway – a pilot, funded by Medway CCG and run through a partnership of seven community organisations to explore effective ways of engaging local community-based groups and residents, in order to promote better health and wellbeing and to help transform local services.

Watch a short film about the small grants programme here.