Who can apply?
The Healthy communities together programme will fund partnerships that must include:
- a voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisation
- a local authority
- an NHS organisation (including clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts and primary care organisations).
Each partnership most cover a defined 'place' in England – although it is up to the partners to outline the scale of that place and how it relates to the needs they want to address together.
It is expected that partnerships will have at least some foundations in place, such as a locally agreed ambition or some experience of working together, ie, the partnership will not be people or organisations who are meeting each other for the first time. But equally, the partnership will not be so mature that it has already developed and embedded ways of working together: there must still be learning available for trying out 'what works'.
What support is available?
The programme is formed of two phases. In phase one, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding from TNLCF and a package of learning and development support from The King’s Fund for up to nine months to develop their partnership and a project plan to improve health and wellbeing that they would like to take forward.
At the end of this phase, each site will be invited to apply for phase two of the programme including funding of up to £450,000 and ongoing learning and development support for a maximum of three years.