The Health Inequalities Fund will make up to £450,000 of funds available to voluntary and community organisations across Bradford and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield to help tackle the impact of COVID-19 on people’s health and wellbeing.

Voluntary and community organisations are invited to apply for grant funding for up to £50,000. Six funds will be available for up to £25,000, with another six grants between £25,000 and £50,000.

The Fund welcomes innovative ideas which deliver a partnership approach to reducing health inequalities by working across health and voluntary and community sector partners. The Fund is looking for sustainable interventions that go beyond the immediate impacts of the pandemic and seek to address the medium to longer term impacts on inequalities and increase resilience of individuals and communities.

The funding will focus on priority population groups that are believed to be disproportionately affected through the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Low Income Families and those families who now find themselves in financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
  • People aged over 55 years living in areas ranked as being in the 10% most deprived nationally.
  • People living with Mental Health Conditions, Learning Disabilities and Autism.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 8th June and funding will be awarded in June 2020. For full details including criteria, exclusions and an application form please visit or contact [email protected]

The Forum Central team is keen to hear from anyone who is planning to apply for a grant from this fund. Please email [email protected] to get in touch.