Liverpool VCFSE Health and Wellbeing Fund CLOSED

This fund is now closed.

NHS Liverpool CCG have created a Health and Wellbeing Fund for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations in Liverpool.

The fund aims to provide support for individuals in Liverpool communities who experience health inequalities and to improve how the NHS and VCSE collaborate to support health and wellbeing. The fund is part of the city’s health strategy, One Liverpool.

Cheryl Lowes GP lead for social inclusion said: “We know how vital voluntary and community organisations are in supporting health and wellbeing in our communities. We are delighted to announce this fund and to make this opportunity to work more closely together to support people in our city who are facing difficult times”.

Projects will be 18 months in duration and must take place between September 2022 and March 2024. Applications can be for between £3,000 and £30,000. Successful applications will be paid in 4 instalments (25% on receipt of signed offer letter, 25% on receipt of a satisfactory interim progress report, 25% on receipt of a second satisfactory interim progress report and 25% on receipt of final evaluation report).

£470,000 is available and applications are sought for supporting people in the highest areas of deprivation and one or more of the following groups:

  • Ethnic minority/traveller communities
  • People who have a disability
  • Pregnant women and/or children aged 0-5 and their families
  • People referred by GP practices in Liverpool

A Zoom Q&A was held on Monday 4 July 2022.

Click here to view a recording of the Information Event.

LCVS is administering the scheme on behalf of the Liverpool area of NHS Cheshire and Merseyside (from 1 July 2022, NHS Liverpool CCG will become part of the Cheshire and Mersey Integrated Care Board, you can find out more about this here).

This template is to aid you in thinking about the monitoring of your project, however your final evaluation plan will be discussed and set with successful applicants at the beginning of the project.


  • Eligibility – Registered address in Liverpool and/or business address (main place of operation) to be in Liverpool. Liverpool defined as the Local Authority area.
  • Evaluation – a draft template is available on the LCVS web page. It is envisaged before and after questionnaires will be needed with participants to demonstrate most of the outcomes. Applications should set out how you will approach this. It may be appropriate to adapt the process to suit your project/participants. Applications should describe this, including what proportion of participants will be completing such feedback and a mix of qualitative and quantitative responses. A final template will be agreed with the successful projects.
  • Translations/alternative formats – separate budget is available to support this for projects and evaluations. Make a note in application where appropriate.
  • Referrals – it is recognised some organisations may already take referrals. Applicants should decide if they wish to do this as part of this project or not (it is not a requirement but one of the possible outcomes) and if this will support/overlap existing arrangements or be separate. Applications can describe where referrals are to be welcomed from if appropriate or if this is to be generated through the project/unknown
  • Partnership bids – these are welcome and to be made in the name of the lead organisation. Each partner will be required to meet the eligibility criteria and appropriate documentation for each will need to be submitted to LCVS.
  • Staff costs – organisations may build staff costs into their application, as long as the purpose of the role aligns with the overall aims of the project priorities.
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