RBWM Innovation Fund Project

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Since 2022, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and NHS Frimley have supported 47 unique community-led projects through the RBWM Innovation Fund. Just under £150,000 has been awarded to community groups across the Borough over four stages of the Fund.

We are very excited to announce that the Innovation Fund has reopened for applications and residents and groups can apply for up to £5,000 for their health & wellbeing project ideas.

Funding is available to any RBWM resident or group of any age no matter how big or small the idea.

Projects must continue to focus on 1 of the 4 areas below in line with the 4 key priorities within the RBWM’S Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025:

  1. Improving access to services to better people’s health
  2. Social isolation & loneliness
  3. Health prevention to reduce risk factors
  4. Reduce mental or physical health inequalities

Please note that although we will accept applications for project ideas that address any of the priorities listed above, we are particularly interested in ideas related to:

  1. Unpaid Carers.
  2. People with learning disabilities.
  3. Addressing isolation and loneliness by improving community connections.
  4. Families, children & young people.

Key information:

  • Deadline for applications: midnight on 23rd July 2024
  • Project ideas must be sustainable. We will not consider one-off events or projects.
  • All project ideas will be reviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the council, NHS Frimley and the voluntary & community sector.
  • To find out about projects that have been funded in the past, please look at the “Project Updates” tab below.
  • Please read through our guidelines (can be found under the Documents tab on the right hand side) before applying
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit monthly project updates and final case study towards the end of their project.

How to apply: (DEADLINE 23rd July 2024)

Download the application form on the right-hand side of the page, fill out, and email to Sumayyah Zeib: Sumayyah.Zeib@RBWM.gov.uk

Feel free to also share a brief description of your project idea using the tool below, and like / comment on other ideas.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR IDEAS!


Since 2022, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and NHS Frimley have supported 47 unique community-led projects through the RBWM Innovation Fund. Just under £150,000 has been awarded to community groups across the Borough over four stages of the Fund.

We are very excited to announce that the Innovation Fund has reopened for applications and residents and groups can apply for up to £5,000 for their health & wellbeing project ideas.

Funding is available to any RBWM resident or group of any age no matter how big or small the idea.

Projects must continue to focus on 1 of the 4 areas below in line with the 4 key priorities within the RBWM’S Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025:

  1. Improving access to services to better people’s health
  2. Social isolation & loneliness
  3. Health prevention to reduce risk factors
  4. Reduce mental or physical health inequalities

Please note that although we will accept applications for project ideas that address any of the priorities listed above, we are particularly interested in ideas related to:

  1. Unpaid Carers.
  2. People with learning disabilities.
  3. Addressing isolation and loneliness by improving community connections.
  4. Families, children & young people.

Key information:

  • Deadline for applications: midnight on 23rd July 2024
  • Project ideas must be sustainable. We will not consider one-off events or projects.
  • All project ideas will be reviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the council, NHS Frimley and the voluntary & community sector.
  • To find out about projects that have been funded in the past, please look at the “Project Updates” tab below.
  • Please read through our guidelines (can be found under the Documents tab on the right hand side) before applying
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit monthly project updates and final case study towards the end of their project.

How to apply: (DEADLINE 23rd July 2024)

Download the application form on the right-hand side of the page, fill out, and email to Sumayyah Zeib: Sumayyah.Zeib@RBWM.gov.uk

Feel free to also share a brief description of your project idea using the tool below, and like / comment on other ideas.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR IDEAS!


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