Funding Opportunity – Developing an Effective Response to Health Inequalities in South East Edinburgh

This funding opportunity is for the development of a Community Health Initiative (CHI) in the South East locality area of Edinburgh.

 The aim of this funding is to provide services which aim to reduce health inequalities present in the South East locality. The focus of this provision will be based in Liberton and Gilmerton Ward area. It is envisaged the newly established organisation would adopt a community development approach to improving health and wellbeing. The programme of activities to be developed should reflect priorities identified by the community and may include work on income maximisation, employment, literacy, greening, healthy eating, physical activity and other health-related activities as appropriate.

 The successful proposal will have a clear focus on addressing health inequalities, demonstrate a community development approach and must show an understanding of effective approaches to addressing health inequalities.

Budget and Timescale

It is envisaged that an indicative budget of up to £60,000 will be available for this work in 2017/18. The grant is expected to commence in April 2017.

Applications

To be considered for this funding opportunity, a submission providing details of your proposal should be submitted to suzanne.lowden@edinburgh.gov.uk by Noon on Monday 13 March 2017.

For further information on application criteria and submission requirements download the HISG FUNDING BRIEF