Groups who received grants from the Healthy Fenland Project (HFP) told us last year that they felt it would be more appropriate for the assessment panel to be comprised of local residents.
We have set-up this new funding panel and are now ready to go but we need local people to be part of the assessment panel.
If you are a Fenland resident that has benefited from HFP Funding, or your community group has evolved thanks to HFP funding and you could join us for 2 hours a month to review the applications then we would love your help.
Please contact Julie Jeffryes HFP Project Manager to ask for more details or get involved.
Our Healthy Fenland Team offers advice, support and some funding for community groups in Fenland that delivers a activity to help local people improve their health and well-being.
We can help anyone who has an idea for a group to develop this by giving practical support and advice on the procedures associated with running a successful group. Our aim is to help you achieve a sustainable activity.
Healthy Fenland has a small funding pot with three funding levels available.
The first is a Small Grant Fund of up to £500 to allow new groups to meet start-up costs. The funding application is very straight forward and allows groups to get started and have a go!
There are two further levels of funding, up to £1500.00 for groups that may need to look at more expensive equipment or materials such as an Art or Sports based group.
Then there is funding of up to £5000.00 for groups who may have more expensive requirements such as a Shed Group (needing a shed)or more technical equipment like laptops, musical instruments or larger sports equipment.
Both of the higher grant funds are managed for us by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and the application process is more vigorous, although the Healthy Fenland Team support groups through all of these processes.
Groups can be for any purpose from a group supporting families in the Migrant Community to an exercise group for people over 50.