In line with the aims and objectives of the Community Champions Scheme initiated by Central Government, the Community Champions Fund 2021 in Sefton will seek to improve the health and wellbeing of people who could have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and reduce health inequalities locally.
The fund is the being offered by Sefton CVS through Living Well Sefton and working in partnership with Sefton Council.
The focus will be on organisations that work with, or can support, the following vulnerable groups in Sefton:
- Older people, especially those who are socially isolated
- Younger people, especially those who are socially isolated
- People with mild or long-term mental health problems
- People with a learning or a physical disability
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
- People who frequently attend primary and/or secondary health care
- Traveller community
Through the Community Champions Fund 2021, organisations working to support the groups mentioned above, can apply for grants of up to £2,500.
The fund launched on Monday, 12 April and has a closing date of Friday, 14 May.
Projects will be expected to be complete by December 2021.
In the application form, organisations will need to identify which cohort and health priority is being addressed and in which part of Sefton the project will be delivered.
It is expected groups will provide evidence for why their project is worth funding.
To guide groups and organisations in the application process, we have produced comprehensive criteria.
On this page, you will find the application form to download as well as the criteria. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0300 323 0181.