Supporting Health and Wellbeing

Supporting Health and Well Being is aimed at funding charitable organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in Letchworth and make Letchworth a great place to live. Through Supporting Health and Well Being we aim to encourage projects that are creative, innovative and dynamic, making a real difference to those involved, supporting step changes in attitudes and behaviors and having true impact on their health and wellbeing.  

The maximum amount any group can apply for in any given financial year is £25,000. Multi-year awards will be considered as an exception and only awarded providing there is a business plan and it is demonstrated that the funding will have a significant impact on the area  being funded.

We receive applications from a wide range of charitable organisations and community groups, it is important to us that your application is meeting a local need and you can demonstrate:

  • The application is clearly meeting the Object of Health and Wellbeing
  • It will be addressing a clearly defined health and wellbeing need that your group can evidence either through local data or evidence of local need generated through experience of working in this area

The anticipated outcomes that you feel will be achieved by funding the application and how you plan to measure these outcomes and evaluate the project.  

  • How the project, programme or activity represents very good value for money either in terms of the:
  1.             Social capital it will provide such as improvements in beneficiaries health and increased participation in their community, increased skills, and new volunteers;
  2.             The provision of services across the period of the grant;
  3.             The funding requested from us as a percentage of the total project cost.
  • How core costs are being funded to innovate change or develop a new service or opportunity for Letchworth residents
  • Where the application is less than the overall cost of the project, you have sought additional funding, sponsorship or in-kind support especially for larger grant applications to demonstrate sustainability of the activity beyond the funded period
  • Where appropriate that you have considered potential partnership working with other local groups seeking to achieve similar goals

We welcome applications from:

  • Groups registered with the Charity Commission
  • Community Groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Resident or Tenant Associations
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Housing Associations operating in Letchworth

We will not fund:

  • Direct core costs such as staff salaries in support of the regular activity of the group unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated to support successful and sustainable outcomes
  • Individuals or causes that will benefit only one person, including student grants or bursaries
  • General and round-robin appeals
  • Religious or political campaigns around health and wellbeing
  • Replacement or subsidy of statutory funding, or for work we consider should be funded by government, such as residential and day care, housing provision, individual schools, nurseries and colleges, or a combination of any of these
  • Individual campaigns
  • Organisations seeking to distribute grants or funds to others
  • One-off events, such as conferences, seminars, galas, or summer schools
  • Medical research or treatment, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation services covered by statutory services or local commissioning
  • Animal welfare, zoos, captive breeding and animal rescue centres
  • Retrospective funding, meaning support for work that has already taken place
  • Work that is not legally charitable

Applications Deadlines

  Application Deadline Application Considered
Round 1 February 16 March 15
Round 2 June 22 July 12
Round 3 October 19 November 15