Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust – Healthy Weight: VCF Sector Grant Award Programme CLOSED

This programme is closed.


Working with Liverpool Public Health, Alder Hey NHS Foundation have created the ‘Healthy Weight’ grant programme for the VCF sector in Liverpool. LCVS will be administering the grant on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The Healthy Weight programme aims to increase impact on outcomes related to health, weight, mental health and emotional wellbeing amongst children and families.

The key outcomes of focus for this programme are reduction in excess weight and improved mental health, wellbeing and resilience amongst children and families. This will be achieved by directly influencing:

  • The application of specialist paediatric expertise within prevention programmes
  • Building community capacity and skill
  • Enhancing protective factors (e.g. good mental health, physical activity, leisure, access to green spaces, access to healthy food, breastfeeding, developing skills, enhancing parenting, forming positive relationships)
  • Reduction in key modifiable risk factors (e.g. poor mental health, problems with finances, employment, relationships, exposure to food with high calorific and low nutritional value)
  • Collaborative working between organisations to meet needs holistically and for whole families
  • Increased volunteering opportunities and community participation
  • Enhancing accessibility for families facing additional barriers, particularly families who are materially disadvantaged, from Black and Minority Ethnic Background and families of children with SEND.

Projects will be 12 months in duration. Applications can be for between £50,000 and £100,000. Successful applications will be paid in 2 instalments (50% on receipt of signed offer letter and 50% on receipt of satisfactory quarter 2 monitoring data).

Please see the full application guidance further below for full information.


Who is eligible to apply?

This grant is aimed at the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector in Liverpool.

To be eligible your organisation must:

  • Have been established for at least 12 months as of November 2022
  • Demonstrate an income of over £10,000 in the last 12 months
  • Be based in Liverpool, and operating for the benefit of Liverpool residents
  • Be able to meet one or more priorities as detailed
  • Have a constitution or governing document that contains clear charitable objectives
  • For Community Interest Companies, have at least three directors
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation with two or more signatories
  • Be able to provide annual accounts or an income and expenditure breakdown for the past 12 months
  • Provide an up- to- date safeguarding policy for the organisation.

The following are not eligible for funding via this programme:

  • Individuals, or organisations applying on behalf of individuals
  • Organisations established for less than 12 months as of November 2022
  • Organisations with an income of less than £10,000 in the last 12 months
  • Retrospective funding: costs that have already been incurred



  • Monday 5 December 2022: Grants programme opens for applications
  • Monday 12 December 2022: funding workshop on application process, evaluation and monitoring (link below)
  • 16 January 2023:  grants programme closes for applications
  • w/c 27th February 2023: applicants notified of outcome.

Successful applicants will be required to submit evaluation reports quarterly on the 7th working day after the end of the quarter being reported on.  The final report is due 15 working days after end of the final grant quarter.


This programme is closed.

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