Launch of Community Development Mentoring and Grants Programme 2022/23
Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged by Public Health Agency (PHA) to apply for this year’s Elevate Mentoring and Grants Programme which opened for applications on Monday 1 August.
The PHA has commissioned the Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) to develop and deliver the Elevate support programme for the community, voluntary and public sectors. Elevate provides opportunities for developing skills, knowledge and an awareness of how community development expertise can be used as a way of tackling health inequalities.
Diane McIntyre, Health and Wellbeing Improvement Senior Manager at the PHA said: “Following the success of the past three year’s Mentoring and Grants Programme, we are pleased to be able to confirm funding for 2022/23. Mentoring provides an opportunity for organisations to make connections, build networks, share information and ideas and support each other in their work, whilst using the grant to implement a small project using community development as an approach to tackle health inequalities.”
Joanne Vance, Director at CDHN said: “We welcome applications from groups who want to nominate two-to-four group members suitable for mentoring, who are aware of a need in their community around health inequalities that needs addressed. Whether your group is based in a local community, or supports a community of interest, we welcome your applications.”
Closing date for applications is Monday 29 August at 4pm
A number of information and awareness sessions are planned for early August.
For further information about the sessions and to apply for this year’s Elevate Mentoring and Grants Programme visit www.elevateni.org/mentoring
The funding for Elevate is provided by the PHA through the Transformation work stream, part of ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering together’. Further information on the development of the work stream can be found at pha.site/CommunityDevApproaches