In June 2019 North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group launched a new grant scheme in recognition of the important role that voluntary and community sector organisations can play in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.
The scheme was developed to fund organisations that had a track record of working in North Tyneside to deliver against the following priority areas:
- Promoting wellbeing and preventative healthcare
- Promoting self-care and self-management
- Reducing health inequalities
The CCG received a large number of applications and following a thorough evaluation process 9 local VCS organisations were identified and awarded a grant.
In year 1 of the scheme the CCG awarded £98,749 in small grants and £317,354 in large grants.
Although, it had been the CCGs intention to invest further into the VCS Grant Scheme in 2021/22 due to the COVID pandemic this is no longer possible.
The CCG will continue to fund all existing large grants recipients throughout the remainder of their grant agreement period. This equates to £499,470 over 2 years.
The CCG has also extended all of the small grants to the end of 20/21 which is a further investment of £39,221.
Once the COVID pandemic is over, it is the CCGs intention to review the VCS grant scheme with the hope that we can invest further in voluntary and community services.