The ICB is running their second Health Inequalities Challenge prize in 2023. This year’s challenge prize is aimed at voluntary organisations or charities, small or large, who would like to bid for funding to create healthier lives for those experiencing health inequalities. The vision is for organisations to come up with ideas for projects that have a focus on delivering one or more Personalised Care approaches, for example, supporting people to self-manage their conditions, holding ‘what matters to me’ conversations, co-developing personalised care support plans, or referrals into e.g. social prescribing or health coaching teams or financial support services.
Voluntary organisations are well placed to identify groups of people in their communities who require support, and work with them to develop the types of activities and services they need. The projects should support the population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and make a difference to the local community by reducing systematic, unfair and avoidable differences in health and must include a personalised care approach. Applications are open to voluntary, charitable, or social enterprise organisations servicing any population including but not limited to:-
- The LGBTQ+ community
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- People in contact with judicial system
- Homeless people and rough sleepers
- People from the Armed Forces Community
- People with Serious Mental Illness
- People with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or neurodivergent people.
- Minority ethnic communities
- People misusing drugs or alcohol.
- People who are more likely to develop long term health conditions because of their social or economic circumstances.
12 applicants will be chosen as finalists by a panel of experts and community stakeholders. Each of the 12 finalists will receive seed funding of £4,000 to support their proposed solution. One of the 12 finalists will be chosen as winner of a £20,000 prize to launch and market their solution.
More details about the project, including some examples of the type of project which might be considered, and application form can be found on the CCF website: https://www.cambscf.org.uk/health_inequalities_challenge_prize
The closing date for completed applications is the 1st May 2023.