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WLCCG Grants Programme 17-18 Final Results

The final results for the West London Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) Grants are now available.

The short-listing panel met on the 4 of September and reached a final decision regarding funding to voluntary sector organisations that applied to the WLCCG Grants Programme 2017-2018.

The panel received 31 applications, totalling £395,241 in grant requests. Of these, ten organisations were selected according to the funding criteria and £100,000 in grants will be allocated pending contract signature. The selected applications are:

  • Cara Trust, ‘50+HIV Buddy Programme’ The programme is aimed at people who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness, specifically older people with HIV. The project will be matching them with carefully screened and trained volunteer buddies who will visit them regularly at home and, where possible, also accompany them out on social activities.
  • Central London Youth Development Trust, ‘Share and care’ SHARE AND CARE is a unique project that has been designed to engage the people of all age group (Male, female and children) of BME groups especially for Bangladeshi communities in some active programmes to change their lifestyle, habits and empower them to be the active members in the society. The project includes: Bollywood dance for children, Men’s swimming and Women Yoga.
  • Dalgarno Trust, ‘VIP Project (Very Important People)’ The project aims to support people experiencing social isolation or at risk of isolation/loneliness e.g. carers and care-users, people with different disabilities, people with low-level mental health issues, people from the most disadvantaged and hard to reach groups.
  • Hear Women, ‘Positive Women’ Co-designed by the users, this project aims at helping women from disadvantaged communities with obstacles to development including rejection, isolation, mental health issues, domestic violence and FGM and lacked access to support services because of poor English language skills and low level of engagement, and economic challenges.
  • Meanwhile Gardens Community Association, ‘Tiny Fingers Grow & Eat project’ The project aims to support families with young children (up to the age of 5) living locally to access supported activities that will improve health and wellbeing for children and adults.  The project will be based at our Playhut - a purpose built early years setting with its own large secure garden.  
  • One Westminster, ‘One Westminster Befriending Project’ The project targets socially isolated and vulnerable adults aged 60 and over providing volunteer befrienders for a minimum of 2 hours a week for up to 6 months.
  • Open Age, ‘Physical Exercise & Arts for Older People’ The programme is aimed at older patients of Queens Park ward, aged 50 years and above. The project will promote physical exercise and participation in the arts, the project will support older patients.
  • Response Community Project, ‘Body Balance & Yoga Fusion’ This project is aimed at elderly people who come from hard to reach diverse communities and are prone to loneliness and isolation in Earl’s Court. 
  • Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea, ‘Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea’ The project is a pilot project targeting residents with learning disabilities, and mental health illness living in WLCCG area. The project guides the participants on their journey of self-discovery and wellbeing, moving away from social isolation and stigma.
  • Women's Association for African Networking and Development (WAND), ‘Our Health Matters’ This project aims at women in Kensington and Chelsea and Queens Park from low income   Angolan, Mozambiquan and other Portuguese speaking families who suffer from isolation, depression, anxiety, lack of social activity and information about accessing services that can help them. They need help and empowerment to access services that can provide them with good health, social inclusion and active community participation and gaining a voice.  

If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact Sylvia at KCSC.

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