Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service have been appointed by Eric Wright Charitable Trust to deliver a community small grants programme. The programme is aimed at local organisations (with an annual turnover of less than £30,000) within the VCF sector providing activity to address locality community cohesion, reduce social isolation and make a positive difference to the lives and wellbeing of people of all ages.
Projects should strongly support specific local needs in the following key areas:
Please note: Burnley Small Groups Funding has now been spent. Groups from Pendle & Rossendale can still apply.
What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community.
The Social Prescribing approach offers a vision for health services in which it is recognised that assets – personal strengths as well as family, friends, communities, and peer networks, can work alongside each-other to support individuals to live well. This approach complements existing medical care and treatment.
Patients with social, emotional, or practical needs can self-refer or can be referred via their GP or other health professionals and services into a range of local, non- clinical services provided by the voluntary, community and faith (VCFS) sector using the Social Prescribing Team.
Projects or schemes should complement the ICB’s strategic aims and commissioning priorities to support an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach: