The deadline for organisations in West Yorkshire & Harrogate to apply for Stage 2 funding from NHS Charities Together (NHS CT) grants has been extended to 15 March.

A Webinar/Q&A specific to the funding will take place on Thursday 18 February at 9am and focus on responding to any fund-related questions to assist with applications. Follow this link to join the webinar. Webinars are also taking place at the following times:
  • Wednesday 25 February 12 – 1 pm
  • Wednesday 3 March 9 – 10 am
  • Tuesday 9 March 12 – 1 pm

The Stage 2 funding opportunity will mainly be targeted towards reducing inequalities for those disproportionately affected by the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19. Leeds Hospitals Charity will manage and oversee the opportunity on behalf of both NHS member charities across the region and NHS CT. The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has been allocated £1,158,385 for the stage 2 funding. The funding panel will work to identify different population groups across the area where this funding could have the biggest impact based on population figures from the Integrated Care System (ICS).

Community groups, charities, social enterprises and other charitable organisations from the third sector can all apply and it is hoped that the funding opportunity will enable new and innovative health partnerships.

Examples of potential projects could be managing the transition of the elderly from hospital to home, mental health support, helping vulnerable members of the community or communities to regain their confidence following significant periods of isolation. They may also be projects that support early help, reduce health inequalities, or focus on preventing ill health with a focus on diversity and reaching all communities.

Full details of the grant funding opportunity including the criteria are available with the application form at NHS Charities Together | Leeds Hospitals Charity. To speak to someone directly, please contact Reshmi Sarkar at [email protected]

The deadline to apply is 5:00pm on Monday 15th March.

Find out more about the Steering Group and its membership here.