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’ is a project 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’ is a project designed to engage people of all age groups of BME groups, specifically from Bangladeshi communities. The project will deliver different activities to change their lifestyle, habits and empower them to be the active members of society. The project includes Bollywood dance for children, Men’s swimming and Women's Yoga classes.
- Dalgarno Trust, ‘VIP Project (Very Important People)’ is a project aiming to support people experiencing social isolation or at risk of isolation/loneliness. It will target 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 and match them with local volunteers for befriending sessions.
- Hear Women, ‘Positive Women’ is a project that has been co-designed by its users. The project aims to help women from disadvantaged communities with obstacles to development including rejection, isolation, mental health issues, domestic violence and FGM. Hear women will, in particular, reach out to those who lack access to support services because of poor English language skills, low level of engagement and economic challenges. The project will deliver activities including Cook and Talk session, one on one meeting aas well as reflexology and yoga classes.
- Meanwhile Gardens Community Association, ‘Tiny Fingers Grow & Eat 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 Meanwhile gardens' Playhut - a purpose built early years setting with its own large secure garden.
- One Westminster, ‘One Westminster Befriending Project’ targets socially isolated and vulnerable adults aged 60 and over. It will provide volunteer befrienders for a minimum of 2 hours a week for up to 6 months.
- Open Age, ‘Physical Exercise & Arts for Older People’ 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 at the New Avenues centre.
- Response Community Project, ‘Body Balance & Yoga Fusion’ is aimed at elderly people who come from hard to reach diverse communities and are prone to loneliness and isolation in Earl’s Court. It will deliver Body balance and Yoga Fusion classes throughout the year.
- Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea, ‘My Volunteer Journey’ is a pilot project targeting residents with learning disabilities, and mental health illness living in the WLCCG area. The project guides the participants on their journey of self-discovery and wellbeing, moving away from social isolation and stigma by matching each user with a mentor.
- Women's Association for African Networking and Development (WAND), ‘Our Health Matters’ is aimed at women in Kensington and Chelsea and Queens Park from low income. It will target Angolan, Mozambiquan and other Portuguese speaking families who suffer from isolation, depression, anxiety, lack of social activity. The project will provide information about accessing services that can help them.
If you have any questions about the grants application process or the current providers, you can contact Sylvia.