NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to announce the recipients of the CCG’s Healthy Liverpool Community Grants scheme.
The successful applicants will be announced at a special event Thursday 30 October 2014 between 12.00 – 4.00pm in the Great Hall, Liverpool Hope University.
Healthy Liverpool is the city’s health transformation programme which will be delivered over the next 5 years. The community grants scheme was announced in July 2014 and invited local community groups to suggest schemes that support the six priority Healthy Liverpool programmes: mental health, healthy ageing, long-term conditions, children, learning disabilities and cancer.
The NHS Liverpool CCG Governing Body has approved investment of up to £3m over three years to support small community groups and voluntary organisations to improve health and wellbeing in Liverpool. This year is the first year of the scheme, with £1m set to be awarded to local groups and organisations.
Dr Nadim Fazlani, GP and Chair of LCCG, said: “Small community and voluntary organisations play a vital role in supporting the CCG to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Liverpool. We have been really impressed by the quality of the applications received and I’m confident that the successful projects will bring many benefits to local people.
“The community grants scheme recognises the significant contribution these organisations make, and the funding provided will have a huge impact in helping these groups to work with the CCG to not only reduce local health inequalities, but make a lasting improvement to the health and wellbeing of people in the city.”
It is hoped that the community grants scheme will help the CCG to build a strong working relationship between small community groups and GPs, by enabling them to take collective action to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Liverpool.
A full list of the successful community grants scheme applications will be available at: www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk or by calling Sarah Dewar on 0151 296 7936.