Falls prevention grants - Derbyshire
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:38
Small grants are available to help local groups and teams to get creative, reach local people, have fun and raise awareness of falls prevention.
It's estimated that in Derbyshire, around 70,100 people aged over 65 fall every year. This results in 11,000 ambulance call outs and 6,000 hospital admissions.
Who can apply
This small grant fund is for voluntary and community groups, businesses and public sector teams. They are welcoming applications from across Derbyshire but are particularly interested in those people who live and work in areas with higher numbers of fallers. These are High Peak, Chesterfield, South Derbyshire and Amber Valley (Belper).
The funding available
Around 20 groups, businesses or teams can receive up to £150 in grant funding, and for more ambitious proposals, groups can receive up to £300.
Groups can apply for funding to run an activity, or put on an event(s), or extend a current meeting or event, that will raise awareness around the risks of falling.
To conform to current social distancing regulations they will be looking to support projects that are remote or online.
The emphasis will be on engaging family, friends and staff who can support older people.
Get creative! Run events, quizzes, talks, with existing groups or with new audiences.
You will be supported to plan your activity, receive free campaign resources, offered training, and help to complete a simple evaluation to share your work.
The closing date for applications is: Monday 21 September 2020.