Brent Health Matters Community Fund 2021

Applications Open 

Grants are available to individuals and organisations in the borough that can demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions that will reduce the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in the short term, and more broadly tackle health inequality issues in the longer term.

Who can apply?

  • Individuals living or working in Brent
  • Constituted non-profit making voluntary and community organisations* 
  • Organisations able to comply with the council’s Grant aid standard conditions

*Must have evidence of appropriate governance and policies, quality assurance and effective financial management.

What can you use the grant for?

  • Raise the number and level of engagement with faith, voluntary and community organisations covering a wide range of groups
  • Reduce impacts of Covid-19 in the community
  • Raise uptake of vaccinations and health screenings
  • Increase awareness of both statutory and community support services, including mental health and primary care services.
  • Increase the number of people registered with a GP
  • Increase referrals to support services
  • Support the path towards reducing the long term health conditions

Projects that target and benefit disadvantaged groups will be given priority. 

How much can you apply for?

  • Individuals can bid for up to £1000 (higher threshold £2000)
  • Organisations can bid for up to £15,000 (higher threshold £25,000)
  • Individuals and organisations applying for the higher threshold must demonstrate how they will deliver significant impact in a single ward or impact across multiple wards.

Before you apply

Download and read the Brent Health Matters Community Fund guidance notes

Apply now

Apply for the Brent Health Matters Community Fund

Submit your completed application to brenthealthmatters@brent.gov.uk

More information

How your application will be assessed

  • We check that all paperwork has been received and is correctly completed, and request further details if appropriate.
  • We will remove applications which do not meet the key criteria. Applications may be signposted to or shared with other grants funds operated by the Council or local organisations e.g. Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL), Voluntary Sector Initiative Fund (VSIF) or National Lottery Grants (CVS Brent).
  • An evaluation panel meets to review and score the applications
  • The reports are agreed by delegated lead officer in consultation with the lead member
  • We will notify applicants of the result
  • We expect to confirm decisions on a fortnightly to monthly basis, subject to month-by-month review on funds available.

Monitoring

Individuals and very small organisations will need to provide simple reporting to show progress.This could be as simple as a baseline survey at the start of the project and then a survey at the end of the project.

Large organisations will need to provide quarterly updates on progress including information requested.

Both small and large organisations will need to provide budget sheets at agreed dates.

Contact Brent Health Matters

If you have any questions, please contact brenthealthmatters@brent.gov.uk