Healthy ideas grants

Applications are now closed.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to develop and pilot a new approach to tackling a given priority health issue. The priority health issues for the 2019/20 fund are:

Applications for funding for 2019/20 open on 8 October 2018, for projects that will be delivered from 1 May 2019. The deadline for expression of interest forms was 12 noon (midday) on Friday 16 November 2018.

The application process

We ask all applicants to read the following documents:

Overview of the application process

There will be a two-stage process for the 2019/20 Healthy Ideas fund. The outline for applying is:

Stage 1

Applications open on 8 October.

Organisations are required to submit an expression of interest by 12 noon (midday) on Friday 16 November.

Expressions of interest are shortlisted, and successful groups are invited to present a short pitch to a panel. Dates for these pitching sessions are 10-12 December, and we will make our best efforts to accommodate you to ensure your appointment is at a convenient time. If you are unavailable to present your application, it will not be put through to the next application stage.

Stage 2

This will be a longer application form where applicants who pass the pitch phase can provide more information on the project’s outcomes, outputs and proposed budgets. A final decision will be based on this application form.

Successful applicants for 2018/19

The healthy ideas fund for 2018/19 has been awarded to the following community groups and social enterprises. This list is split by the priority area chosen to focus on.

Healthy ideas: Community led approaches to multiple health risks

Topic focus: ‘Multiple health risk’ refers to a combination of factors such as high levels of smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, physical inactivity, poor mental health, obesity, etc. In some communities and areas these multiple risks are more prominent than others. Reducing multiple health risk in these communities and areas is often best achieved when led by the people affected themselves. For this priority we asked for bids which develop a working model for health assets based on research evidence sorting the concept of health assets and incorporate asset-based approaches into mainstream public service activity.

Organisation  Project title Request amount

Can a range of asset-based group therapy courses, improve the physical health of learning disabled women in Hackney?  This grant will fund the

test, design and delivery of the program.

Terrence Higgins Trust

What are the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people of colour in Hackney, and how do racism and heterosexism act as barriers to accessing services

and better health outcomes for this meta-marginalised group?


Healthy ideas: Welcome to Hackney baby offer

Topic focusMany health challenges and inequalities have foundations in early childhood, with the poorest families experiencing the worst health outcomes. We asked for practical and engaging offers, contributing positively to health of the first 1001 days of our new residents. We wanted bids which offered innovative development of a package that will increase awareness of, and access to local services, as well as including practical resources for new families. Bids were encouraged to be inclusive for Hackney’s diverse population and relevant to the families it will support, while developing a feeling of civic pride in new parents by welcoming their babies to Hackney.

Organisation  Project title Request amount
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

Does the provision of antenatal advice and workshops for refugees and migrant families, delivered in their own language in community venues,

improve the baby’s start in life, parents’ mental health and improve take-up of services?


Previous successful applicants

Page updated on: 31 July 2019