I have read the link to the above NHS grants which seem relevant to what we do in Kennington Strollers – which is short gentle walks for people in the community with health conditions or recovering from ill health, usually older residents participate. However the grants are only available to promote what we currently do which would be fine as we have no funding at all, except that we are not a constituted group and don’t have a partner to work with as our previous partners (Ramblers) Walking for Health, no longer support us as we cant offer walks all year round only between May – September due to a shortage of volunteers. So to promote the walks makes sense as a successful project which has run for 5 years using only three volunteer walk leaders and two helpers. Can anyone out there help us to apply for grants like this as we are a good example of patients helping themselves to better health.
Are there any local charities that you might partner with, with similar client groups/goals – possibly Oxfordshire Age UK or someone smaller but more local to you? There are a few suggestions here: http://www.helpontap.org/oxfordshire/connect/?filter_4=Elderly+health+and+care