More PHAB small grants awarded

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We have announced the 11 latest projects to benefit from our Public Health Accelerator Bids (PHAB) programme.

PHAB was set up to reduce health inequalities, and support the aims of the Essex Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities Business Plan.

In the latest round, 11 organisations will receive a total of £120,521. This will support projects designed to improve the mental and physical health of residents in Essex.

The 11 successful organisations are: 

  • CVS Tendring: to launch Beat the Street, a mass participation behaviour change programme, in Harwich and Dovercourt
  • Wickford PCN: to engage young children with mindfulness techniques taught as “superpowers”
  • The Batic Partnership Trust, Castle Point: to expand its existing counselling sessions across a consortium of schools
  • Integration Support Services, Harlow: to set up a women’s health club in Harlow, supporting female refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
  • Places Leisure, Maldon: to run a six-week aqua exercise programme 
  • Basildon Mind: to host weekly exercise and talk sessions
  • Essential SEND Consultancy CIC, Essex-wide: to support children with Special Educational Needs 
  • Hatzola Canvey Ltd, Castle Point: to run a programme addressing critical health issues in the Orthodox Jewish Community
  • The Deanes, Castle Point: to run activity club for local over 60s in the area
  • Trinity Methodist Church, Tendring: to support those at risk of homelessness with their mental health and wellbeing
  • Tendring Specialist Stroke Services, Colchester and Tendring: to provide those who have had a stroke with specialised support to improve their confidence, health and mental wellbeing 

PHAB offers organisations the opportunity to bid for funding across two grant funding streams. These are small grants up to £7,500 and major grants over £15,000.  

Small grants have now supported more than 30 projects since PHAB launched in September 2023. 

Find out more and apply for a PHAB grant

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