The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme was launched in 2017 and is a joint initiative by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement. The Programme works 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:
The Programme consists of:
Each round of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund focuses on a different theme. Previous rounds have focussed on social prescribing and children’s and young people’s mental health.
The current round of funding will focus on giving people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or poorer backgrounds the best chance at a healthy start in life.
The application deadline for the Fund is 12 noon on 30 October 2020.