16 January 2019
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2019-20: Children and Young People’s Mental Health
In 2017 the Department of Health changed the way it funds the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. It replaced the Strategic Partner Programme with a new national partnership, the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Through the Alliance, the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England will work with VCSE organisations to promote equality and address health inequalities and help people, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing.
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Build evidence of sustainable, scalable solutions to mitigate and prevent inequalities impacting on health and wellbeing of communities.
- Encourage co-production in the creation of person-centred, community-based health and care which promotes equality for all.
- Enable the voice of people with lived experience and those experiencing health inequalities to inform national policy making and shape the delivery of services.
The programme will seek to achieve its objectives through two co-dependent funded mechanisms:
- A national partnership arrangement: the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
- Funding for bespoke projects: the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund. This will have one specific theme each year.
Each round focuses on a different theme. The theme for 2017-18 was social prescribing.
The current round of funding will focus on children and young people’s mental health.
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2019 (midday).