PCVS Health Projects and Funds
As part of its' core values, PCVS prioritises community health and wellbeing and believes that everyone deserves the best holistic health care and overall wellbeing possible regardless of their race, religion, political belief, economic or social background. This is the ethos of the three health projects currently being delivered by the PCVS Health Team:
Health Connection Project - New round of funding launched 1st August 2023!
This fund delivers grants through The Evelyn Trust which aims to empower small community groups to provide effective health and wellbeing activities to their local communities. By linking to the NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing, the Health Connection Project will aim to encourage wellbeing by connecting people together which can provide an emotional support network and a sense of belonging and self worth. People will have opportunities to get more active, physical activity can help people maintain positive mental health, they will be encouraged to learn new skills and help others and in general, become more self aware and be present in the moment.
Throughout the project there are opportunities for community group leaders and community members to participate in various health training.
From 1st August 2023, Community groups with an income of under 30K can now apply for between £500 and 4K of funding. Please apply by filling out an application form which can be found by clicking here. The closing date for applications is the 27th of August.
If you need help with your application, support is available at our Bid Writing and Project Planning workshop on the following dates - Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August. Further details can be found here - click here. Book your place by filling out this form - https://forms.office.com/e/7J8KaYhK63
The Health Connection Project project is supported by PCVS Health Team and the Health and Wellbeing Forum. The Health and Wellbeing Forum meet regularly to ensure community needs are met and is made up of health professionals, social prescribers, and project beneficiaries. If you need more information about the Health Connection Project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Communities’ Wellness Project:
PCVS' Community Health Team are supporting 15 community groups, funded by the NHS integrated care system and Peterborough City Council to run various activities for the diverse communities of Peterborough. This health fund aims to inspire the local community to deliver innovative solutions to help improve health and well-being, support prevention of health issues and address health inequalities.
The REND project is funded by the ICS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The professional stakeholders involved in this are a cohort of GPs and medical health professionals and academic health researchers. Academic researchers and medical professionals are spread across the East of England. The aims of the project are to increase awareness of, and participation in, health research amongst underrepresented communities; development of health networks between medical professionals and academics; decrease health inequalities amongst the general population. It will link medical professionals and researchers together better than before; research will not be duplicated; researchers will have better access to underrepresented communities for research and reduce health inequalities; and communities will be able to partake in health research to better improve their health outcomes.
Have you read our latest Health Bulletin? There is so much change within health and health systems that we thought it would be useful to bring together some of the initiatives, news and updates from Peterborough together in one bulletin - click here to view