Healthwatch Essex Fund (Essex)
Voluntary groups and local charities in Essex working to improve information, advice and guidance in health and social care are being urged to apply for new funds to support their work. Established in 2016, the Healthwatch Essex Fund is managed by Essex Community Foundation and has to date awarded grants totaling £150,000 to support a wide range of local healthcare projects. Voluntary organisations and local charities can apply for grants at two levels: Small grants of up to £10,000 and larger grants of up to £35,000. Large grants are awarded to strategic projects which will significantly improve access to local services at a county level or develop new ways of working. Organisations that have previously received support include; Action for Family Carers for their outreach service and Brentwood Community Print which supports people with mental ill-health. The next deadline date for applications is the 22nd September 2017.