Sandwell Council is inviting voluntary and community sector organisations working in Sandwell to express their interest in applying to a new fund with grants of up to £5000 available to deliver initiatives that help people move towards adopting healthier lifestyles. They’re looking for projects that engage people who are experiencing poor health or social isolation, and welcome applications that will help people to become more physically active, eat healthier and improve their health generally.
The fund is aimed at organisations looking to work with adults and young people aged 16+. Potential projects could look at diet and nutrition, physical activity, or promote healthy behaviour change for people who are overweight or living with obesity, or could be focused on improving mental and social wellbeing.
The council is also aiming to increase uptake of the weigh2go smart scales that many venues around Sandwell already use to help people manage their weight, and can provide sets of scales and support with group management free of charge as additional support for any successful project.
For more details about the grant click here.
The deadline for applications is 1pm Friday 11th February 2022. If you’d like to apply, please get in touch with your town’s Public Health Development Officer to discuss the project you’re considering and request an application form:
Oldbury: Nicky Taylor – email@example.com
Rowley: Matt Hill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Smethwick: Nasmin Hussain – email@example.com
Tipton: Irandeep Mann – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesbury: Mandy Williams – email@example.com
West Brom: Nicole Robins – firstname.lastname@example.org