LOCAL charities, community and voluntary organisations are celebrating receiving funding for a range of health-related projects.
A total of 44 one-off grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 have been allocated by NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) through its Social Investment Fund.
To receive a grant, in line with the CCG’s priorities for health improvement, projects had to demonstrate health and community benefits in one of the following areas:
Reducing social isolation, particularly for older people and vulnerable young men
Promoting prevention and early intervention for mental health conditions
Providing early interventions and low level mental health and wellbeing support to children and young people and their carers
Supporting people with complex needs, enabling them to build better lives
Infrastructure support to build partnerships and social capital
The grants were awarded to a combination of new projects and schemes from the previous two years which were able to demonstrate meeting their targets. This will enable local projects and initiatives which have already had a real impact on local health to continue or expand.
A panel, including representatives from HMR CCG, local voluntary sector partners and independent infrastructure organisation The Charity Service, assessed the 140 applications and made decisions about which can make a difference in communities and build on the health and wellbeing improvements made through the programme so far.
To view the full press release issued by HMRCCG please visit http://www.hmr.nhs.uk/index.php/news/425-700-000-boost-for-community-health-projects