Applications are now open for Sedgemoor District Council's Community Health Fund, which has monies available to spend on health-focussed projects across the district. Community groups, registered charities, leisure centres, housing providers, activity clubs, children's centres and workplaces amongst others are all being encouraged to come up with their own project ideas based on local health and wellbeing needs and then bid for up to £1,000 to support their project. 02/08/18
Projects must be focussed around one or more of the following themes and must be sustainable and measureable
Physical Activity - increasing opportunities for, and levels of, physical activity within Sedgemoor communities
Healthy Eating - promotion of food growing, healthy eating, cooking skills, access to healthy foods
Weight Management- reducing levels of overweight/obesity within Sedgemoor communities
Promoting emotional and physical wellbeing through projects which address loneliness and isolation by engaging new people
Funding could be used to support a whole raft of projects for example new activity classes, clubs which support weight loss or reducing social isolation, teaching how to prepare healthy meals on a budget or general cookery skills. Whilst match-funding is not strictly required projects that have some percentage of match funding in place will be favoured.