South West Health Matters

The South West Neighbourhood Partnership would like to announce the launch of their new Health Matters project. A new community project where local people will get to choose which health projects they would like to see funded in their area.

Before the vote, which will open in November and take place over December 2016, the South West Neighbourhood Partnership would like to invite as many community groups and third sector organisations as possible to apply, they’re open for applications between now and 28th October so if you’re interested download an application form .

All applicants submitting projects for consideration will need to satisfy the guidelines of the Community Grants Fund (CGF) and City of Edinburgh Council Conditions of funding.

In addition they are also required to satisfy the following:

  • Costs to the CGF should be no more that £5,000
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate the health needs of their potential projects and it should not be to fund their normal business.
  • Applicants will be required to complete an A4 pro-forma to outline the project and associated voting material. This will consist of:
    • Description of the applying group
    • What they want the funding for
    • How it will benefit the local community
    • The amount requested from South West Health Matters.
  • All applications that meet the CGF funding guidelines will go forward to the public vote. This will be confirmed by the Health Matters Arbiter with support of the Partnership Team.

Projects will be for no more than £5000 and must demonstrate how they meet the health needs of the community.

Voting will open online on Monday 28th November, and launched at a health promotion event at St Martin’s Resource Centre in Dalry on 30th November. After that voting will be available in libraries, community centres and online. Results will be reported online, by email and by posters after the 21st December.

You can keep up to date with future Grant a Grand developments by following the @Southwest_team Twitter and watching out for #SWHealthMatters.

If you would like more information please contact either:

Scott Neill, Partnership Development Officer
Tel: 0131 527 3816 Email:

Michael Edwards, Partnership Development Officer
Tel: 0131 527 3884 Email:

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