Public Health Accelerator Bids (PHAB)

Funding for new projects that deliver services to help everyone in Essex to live a healthy life and achieve their full potential


The Public Health Accelerator Bids (PHAB) programme will fund new projects that help people in Essex to live a healthy life.

The £7.5 million grant programme will run for three years.

PHAB will make a difference to the lives of many vulnerable residents across Essex. The programme focuses on closing the health inequalities experienced in the county.

The programme consists of two grants:

  • small grants of between £500 and £7,500
  • major grants from £15,000 with no upper limit. The first three rounds of expressions of interest are now closed

Essex County Council reserve the right to cap the upper limit of funding dependent on availability to provide proportionate universalism at any time.

Read our guide to PHAB project approaches (5.24 MB)

For any enquiries about the programme, email or call our PHAB helpline on 07795223763.

Find out more ways the local public health team are helping communities in the Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities business plan.

Read the funding guidelines (PDF, 482 KB).

Read the PHAB Programme terms and conditions (PDF, 137.19 KB).

Find the answers to frequently asked questions (PDF, 201 KB).

Evaluation resources

Essex County Council Research & Citizen Insight have developed a series of PHAB evaluation resources. These are intended to support bid applications and awarded projects with the planning, design and delivery of their project evaluation.