Public Health in Worcestershire have been able to set aside funding to enable small grants to be made to schools (and other Education settings) to support innovative health and wellbeing projects. Grants can be used for a wide variety of purposes including improving physical health, e.g. sports, physical activity, diet and nutrition etc, or mental health and wellbeing, e.g. arts, music, mindfulness or activities to address risky behaviours such as substance misuse etc. The more innovative the idea the better.
Schools, colleges and early years settings may bid for up to £3000 via this scheme. Larger grants are possible via a more detailed procurement process, but an exceptional need would need to be demonstrated.
Only one-off funding can be granted at this time. Therefore, applicants should consider how they will ensure the sustainability of projects after the grant funding has been fully utilised.
What you need to do?
As these are small grants, we are determined to keep this process ‘light touch’ in relation to process. Therefore, to access funding simply complete the form below. This just asks you to describe your proposed project and how you will spend the funding. We will get back to you within two weeks with a decision. You can apply any time before the end of March 2024.
We won’t be imposing any extensive reporting requirements. However, we do ask that, after 6 months (or earlier if possible), you send us a brief video that shows what you did and what positive impact it had. This may include interviews with staff, parents or children – as well as showing any activities that the funding had made possible. With your consent, we can share your film on social media to inspire others. Obviously, please make sure you get the appropriate consent from anyone shown in the film. We’ll check that again with you prior to sharing your video on social media.