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Funding Opens for Community Projects

Funding Opens for Community Projects

Community projects aimed at improving people’s health and wellbeing can once again apply for Government funding. Voluntary and community groups are invited to apply to the Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for money to test and develop new methods of working in the health and social care system.

Millions Handed Out for Charity Funding and Investment

A total of £5.5 million was handed out during the last round of funding to 49 new projects, which are now being launched across the country covering a variety of areas.

UK health and wellbeing charities looking for professional advice on funding and investment opportunities should speak to a charities solicitor.

Areas of focus will include health inequalities in men, encouraging greater levels of physical activity in children and providing support for people living with dementia and those who care for them. Dementia Adventure CIC, which supports people living with dementia by encouraging them to interact with nature, will benefit from £81,200 that will enable it to recruit, train and support four new full-time members of staff over three years. “Voluntary organisations play a vital role in our health and care system – they offer support to people at the most vulnerable points in their lives and help to build stronger relationships between services and the local community,” said Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb. “This new round of funding will improve the lives of thousands of people across the UK, helping them to lead healthier and more independent lives.” IBB Solicitors’ specialist Charities team has over 50 years’ combined experience in delivering practical commercial advice to charities and not for profit organisations and those who work with them. For advice, contact a charities lawyer. Call us on 08456 381381 or email charities@ibblaw.co.uk.