Keighley Community Health Grants

Grant size: £500 to £15,000 per year (up to £30,000 over 2 years)

Location: Keighley and Airedale

Deadline: Closed

Keighley Community Health Grants

GiveBradford and Power to Change have come together with the aim of creating a community led health offer in Keighley.  We aim to improve health outcomes for people in Keighley by supporting community groups and community businesses to engage with social prescribing.

We want to provide funding and support to community organisations and community businesses, so that they can meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in Keighley, and to strengthen their capacity to engage with local GPs and health service commissioners.  Over a period of 3 years, we are hoping to support the development of a strong community health infrastructure in Keighley, and to ensure that community infrastructure is at the heart of the health system in Keighley and Airedale.

We are hoping to invest in and develop community led health solutions, and support them to be in a position to commissioned by the main-stream Health Service in the future.

 

What we mean by Social Prescribing:

Social prescribing is a way for NHS agencies to refer people to local services which can meet their needs. There are many people who end up at GP surgeries with issues that are social, not medical. By giving people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing, social prescribing connects people to community groups and other services for practical and emotional support. This also helps to reduce the pressure on local GP surgeries.

To make social prescribing work, we need to support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:

  • with one or more long-term conditions
  • who need support with their mental health
  • who are lonely or isolated
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing

When social prescribing works well, people can be easily referred from a wide range of local agencies, including general practice, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

 

This programme is currently closed for applications.