Community Ambition

Funding Programme

Help us reduce health inequalities in our ethnically diverse and deprived communities

We have created the Community Ambition funding programme in partnership with the Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System (SNEE ICS) with very specific criteria to reduce health inequalities in ethnically diverse and deprived communities impacted disproportionately by COVID-19 in Suffolk and North East Essex.

NHS Charities Together have allocated £445,772 to the Suffolk & North East Essex ICS, to be managed through a grant programme by Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity.

Groups, communities, and charities are invited submit an Expression of Interest to propose projects and solutions that fit the criteria for this funding.

Expression of Interest

If you or your organisation would like to be considered for funding, please download and complete the Expression of Interest form. Please email completed applications to CommunityAmbition@esneft.nhs.uk by Monday 26 October 2020.

download Expression of Interest form

Contact information

For further information about the funding programme, please contact:

Jo Reeder – 07885 712210

CommunityAmbition@esneft.nhs.uk

Beaulah Chizimbah – 07958 362072

Beaulah.chizimbah@nhs.net

Timeline

9 October: 2020 Expressions of Interest open for submission

9 October: 2020 education & engagement event – Communities

13 October: 2020 education & engagement event – VCSE & Community Groups

16 October: 2020 education & engagement event – Statutory Organisations

26 October 2020: Deadline for Expressions of Interest to be submitted to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity

Dates still to be confirmed

Review of Expressions of Interest and mapping activity

Confirmation of projects to be developed (Community Ambition Funding Panel)

Project development phase (to include co-production between communities, VCSE and statutory organisations)

Interim grant application to NHS Charities Together (a combined application of all projects being progressed)

No later than 31 March 2021: Final grant application to NHS Charities Together