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Vaccine Confidence Grant

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Vaccine Grant reopens for applications. 

The Vaccine Confidence Grant has been reopened for a second wave of applications as key target areas remain and funding remains unallocated.  

 

For Wave 2 of applications, your bids must seek to engage at least one of the following target communities, where vaccine uptake is currently low in Barnet: As a partnership we are looking to engage with groups set out below through our health ambassadors, comms and engagement officers, outreach officers and through the VCS grants programme.

 

We have chosen these target groups due to their low vaccine uptake currently within Barnet:

• Young people (12–30-year-olds), their carers or schools (as appropriate to the age of the target population)

Wards with high deprivation and low vaccine uptake - Golders Green, Hendon, Childs Hill, Colindale, Burnt Oak, West Hendon, Cricklewood

Ethnic minorities with low vaccine uptake - Eastern European, Black Caribbean, Black African and other black communities

Faith Groups – Haredi, Muslim, Evangelical Christian

Marginalised/inclusion groups – asylum seekers and the homeless population

Pregnant women

Residents with serious mental illness

Residents with learning disabilities and their carers

Key Dates

Open for Submission  : 17th May 2022

Closing Date : Friday 17th June 2022; 17:00*

Award Confirmation Date:  by 1st July 2022

*Please note that applications will be assessed by the panel as they come in due to the time sensitive nature of starting these projects.  Should significant applications be made the closing date may be brought forward.      In addition the list published above of target groups may be edited throughout the application process.  

What is the Vaccine Confidence Grant:

Information Video and Presentation Slides: On Tuesday 8th March there was an information webinar. We recommend viewing the video and presentation deck for more information about the target groups and objectives.

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Vaccine Grant Overview

There are a number of ways in which you can engage the target groups, from regular drop in sessions as a pop up café, an extension of your regular delivery within the community or specific one off events. 

For assistance in developing your application please contact;

Ellen Cheshire, Voluntary and Community Sector Support Lead for Inclusion Barnet's Infrastructure Support.  ellen@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Debra Yardley, Partnership and Fundraising Manager, at Young Barnet  Foundation debray@youngbarnetfoundation.org.uk

In addition, should you want more information on the Health Champions and new Health Ambassador roles please contact Sophie Milner, Senior Community Officer at Groundwork London  sophie.milner@groundwork.org.uk

The Statistics

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group collate and release the current vaccination programme figures for LB of Barnet in regular updates.   Download the update to the 10th March 2022

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Covid Vaccination Programme Update

The Two Options

Option 1

Apply for up to £20,000 

Employ a Health Ambassador to support Barnet Council and Local NHS to understand  local barriers and needs, raise awareness of local support and to promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake.   

Or

 

create a project to address one of the target groups and run/host a number of events across a period of up to 12 months to aid vaccine increase. 

Wider vaccination uptakes can be address in addition to the COVID vaccine. 

The Application MUST be completed using the online form.   

NOTE: There is not a save function once you start.   We recommend downloading the question sheet first to view the questions and draft the answers before transferring to the online form 

Option 2

Apply for between £500 -£2,000

Apply to hold event(s) within your community and work with the pool of Health Ambassadors to under take a number of awareness / community events.  

The Application MUST be completed using the online form.   

NOTE: There is not a save function once you start.   We recommend downloading the question sheet first to view the questions and draft the answers before transferring to the online form 

The Panel

The panel is being finalised but will consist of relevant employees of Barnet Council and Public Health.  Full names and position of the panel will be confirmed here in due course. 

Barnet Community Fund

Information on the Barnet Community Fund can be found Here

Awards

The panel had a number of development queries to advance and improve the applications submitted in Wave 1 of applications in April 2022.   Finalised list of those organisations who have been funded will be confirmed shortly. 

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This fund is being administered by Young Barnet Foundation with grant delivery support and training provided by Groundwork London on behalf of the Barnet Together Alliance. The Vaccination Confidence Grant is supported by Barnet Council with funding provided by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)  

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