What is Health for Bolton?
Health for Bolton grants are funded by Bolton Council's Public Health Department (formerly part of NHS Bolton.) One of their core aims is to ensure a healthy population in Bolton. To this end they are enabling community groups to provide activities that improve physical health, mental health of both.
Grants are available for groups in any area of Bolton for projects that:
• encourage people to be more physically active or eat more healthily;
• raise awareness of drug and alcohol dangers, the importance of sexual health or the health of mothers and children;
• support people to have improved mental health or emotional wellbeing;
• help people to manage existing conditions and increase their independence.
Please note that this grant will not fund core costs of sports teams. Eg. Kits, pitch hire etc.
Example of what we might fund
- Activites which encourage people to become more physically active including walking, cycling, swimming, dancing
- Costs of activites such as aerobics, pilates, body combat, chair based exercise
- Taster sessions in physical activity/sport
- Activites that encourage people to take action with the specific aim of improving the mental health of their members. This could include activity in any of the following areas: Valuing self and others, Talking about feelings, Keeping active, Eating well, Not drinking too much, Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones, Getting involved and making a contribution, Taking time to relax, Learning new things, Being creative, Asking for help or Keeping in contact with nature.
- Community gardening and food growing
- Cooking e.g. cook and taste
- Taster sessions for healthy eating
- Weight management sessions
- Healthy catering for events, activities and meetings.
How can I apply?
This grant is part of our Small Grants Programme. Please see the information on the main Small Grants Programme page.