NHS South West London to collaborate with voluntary sector on tackling local health issues

A new project being launched by NHS South West London has invited community and developing organisations within the Wandsworth voluntary sector to apply for grants of up to £2,500, as part of a scheme to improve local health issues.

Potential applicants are asked to create and test a new project idea which can be supported by a grant of up to £2,500. The trust states that applications should focus on new ideas and initiatives not yet in operation.

Organisations throughout the area are invited to make applications that address health inequalities and the impact of economic factors on mental health.

The project is to include workshops, learning opportunities and networking events to allow partnering organisations to gain insight into local NHS operations and develop their knowledge how best they can work together to improve health and wellbeing in the area.

Wandsworth engagement and equalities lead Nadra Gadeed said: “Our community grants programme aims to support closer working relationships between small, grassroots, voluntary and community organisations and your local NHS.

“Successful applicants will benefit from support to develop their organisation, such as training, workshops and networking.”