Grants of up to £500,000 available to support partnerships to promote health and reduce health inequalities through economic development strategies.
The Foundation is inviting local and regional partnerships to apply for funding to use economic development activity as a mechanism to improve health and/or reduce health inequalities.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Improve the capacity and capability of economic development and public health professionals to take joint action to use economic development to improve health
- Develop a better understanding of the mechanisms through which economic development interventions affect health outcomes
- Support the development of metrics to monitor the health impacts of economic development interventions
- Build understanding of how to translate the evidence base into practical action
- Capture learning from the programme to be used to inform and change practice across the UK through wider dissemination by the Health Foundation.
The programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of £300,000 to £500,000 for up to three years.