Healthwatch Wokingham launches Community Investment Fund
The Wokingham Borough patient champion has a small pot of money to offer to local community groups to help people across the Borough have their say and get the best out of health and social care services.
Healthwatch Wokingham Borough has launched its Community Investment Fund, to invest in grassroots projects and groups that aim to improve the health and well-being of local people.
“There is no need for the group to be a registered charity or an official group and applying is easy”, said Healthwatch Manager, Nicola Strudley. “We want this money to make a difference to local people, so we’ll be judging applications on how well we think they could contribute to improving people’s health and well-being.”
Interested groups or individuals just need to send in a short description of their project idea and the amount of funding they’re asking for with a breakdown to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0118 418 1418. Deadline for applications 24.12.18
Nicola explained that the projects do not have to be expensive or complicated: “It could just be enough to cover the cost of materials so that a group can produce some artwork representing their experiences of health or care services, or the cost of setting up an event or regular group so people can meet or take an exercise class.”
Last year Healthwatch Wokingham supported 6 projects across the Borough, including a Sunday kitchen for those alone, a Wellbeing in Wokingham networking event, tea and talk sessions in care homes and a mystery shop of dentists for those deaf or hard of hearing.
To read about the successful 8 research projects that we supported in 2016/17, take a look by CLICKING HERE