Derbyshire County Council Falls Prevention Campaign
Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 08:07
Can you help raise awareness of Falls Prevention in Derbyshire? Do you have a small idea that can make a change?
Derbyshire County Council have grants up to £500 for voluntary and community groups, businesses or teams across Derbyshire if they can do something to raise awareness of falls prevention. N.B. This funding is not available in Derby city.
In Derbyshire, around 70,000 people aged over 65 fall every year, resulting in 11,000 ambulance call outs and 6,000 hospital admissions. Many falls can be avoided by people being 'falls aware' and doing simple things to reduce their risk.
You can apply for funding to run an activity, or extend a current meeting/event, that will raise awareness around the risks of falling. Maybe funding can help you bring your group out of lockdown in a fun way? Get creative! Run events, quizzes, talks, with existing groups or with new audiences.
It's not a big application process. You don't need a big plan. They aren't looking for big complex activities.
Derbyshire County Council can help to turn it into action. They can support you, link you up with speakers, provide campaign resources and even free graphic design where needed.
No closing date for ideas but all activity must be completed by August 2021