Social prescribing is the term given when community-based solutions are identified for people;
- with one or more long-term conditions
- who need support with their mental health
- who are lonely or isolated
- who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing
Social Prescribing Micro Grants Fund
Black Country partners have received Commonwealth Active Communities funding from Sport England to enable a legacy of physical activity from the Commonwealth Games that take place across the West Midlands in 2022. Using the Games as a catalyst, we are piloting a community asset-based approach to tackling physical inactivity.
As part of this, Black Country partners have ringfenced specific resource to enable the activation of green and blue spaces through social prescribing and other health-related pathways over the course of the next two years. We know from local consultation that our deliverers of social prescribing in the Black Country, incorporating Primary Care Networks, Voluntary Sector Councils and Housing Associations, have concerns that there is a lack of activity-related opportunities to which their clients can be safely signposted. These micro grants will look to address this issue, enabling providers to develop interventions based on identified need and provide localised opportunities for people to be active.
For full details on the fund, please download our information sheet which sets out how the fund can be used and our priority geographies - Download
To submit an expression of interest in this fund, please complete the fields in this short survey https://forms.office.com/r/6DXCAJHe2j
To learn more about some of the places and spaces to be active in the Black Country, click the link – Walking and Cycling in the Black Country