NHS Healthy Hastings and Rother - Community Wellbeing Hub Grant Programme

NHS Healthy Hastings and Rother - Community Wellbeing Hub Grant Programme

 

NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body has approved investment of £300,000 per year for the next 3 years into the development of Community Wellbeing Hubs in priority areas of Hastings and Bexhill.

 

Local consultation earlier in 2016, led on the CCG’s behalf by Hastings Voluntary Action, Rother Voluntary Action and 2020 Delivery, identified a range of existing community facilities that had potential to support the reduction in health inequalities in Bexhill and Hastings.

 

Grants will be available to community organisations to increase the long-term capacity, quality and sustainability of community facilities which already perform a range of health and wellbeing functions to reduce health inequalities. The grant application process, led by Hastings Borough Council, will be launched in January 2017 at promotional events in Hastings and Bexhill. Expressions of Interest will be requested in February, with detailed applications in March and grant approval in April.

 

The grant will support the costs of infrastructure; leadership, staff and volunteer development; financial management and planning; and small items of equipment or small scale refurbishment. It is available to community organisations that are either based in, or serving, priority communities in Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards.

 

In Bexhill, the priority wards are Central Bexhill and Sidley. In Hastings and St Leonards, the priority wards are Hollington, Wishing Tree, Central st Leonards, Gensing, Castle, Ore, Baird and Tressell.

Those wishing to register their interest in the project, or who have queries, should contact Roger.simmons@nhs.net at the Hastings and Rother CCG