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Congratulations to the winners of the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize.

On 22nd November at the Brampton Park Golf Club, statutory partners, voluntary and community groups of all sizes and supporters of the work charitable organisations can do to support the health services met to celebrate some fantastic ideas as part of the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize.

Now in its second year, the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize aims to offer local community groups and organisations the opportunity to compete for funding to help address the inequalities felt by those communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This year, the focus was on personalised care – giving local people more control over, and say, in their health and care.

There were eight finalists this year, and each received £4,000 to deliver the shortlisted proposal they put forward. Then, at the award ceremony on the 22nd, those organisations that received additional investment were announced.

Hunts Community Cancer Network (HCCN) received the first prize of £20,000 of investment to help support people living with cancer and their loved ones. They plan on using this funding to expand their service, empowering those they work with to improve their quality of life through tools, information and activities, which they hope will improve their chance of recovery.

High Heritage, a charity that works with children and young people from black and ethnic minorities, received second place (£10,000). they will use this funding to develop their service around empowering young people facing grief and loss.

The final place went to Steel Bones, who help those with amputations and those around them. They received £6,000 to develop and improve their services.

Support Cambridgeshire want to thank all those who took part and applied. Julie Farrow, CEO at Hunts Forum said: ” It was an immense pleasure to be part of the award ceremony and listen to all  the finalists;  it demonstrated the huge amount of work the voluntary and community sector is doing in our community and the possibilities of future possibles of working with healthcare.” 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health Inequalities Challenge Prize 2023

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.