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Hampshire Active Health Programme

The Hampshire Active Health Programme is providing grants to organisations working to encourage and provide physical activity opportunities in communities facing the biggest health inequalities as a result of Covid-19.

Regular physical activity is proven to help maintain good physical and mental health, and everyone should aim to be physically active every day. However, those people who experience health inequalities are less likely to be physically active and therefore, more vulnerable to Covid-19 and long-term conditions.

The Hampshire Active Health Programme is managed by Energise Me, on behalf of Hampshire County Council, to support people at greater risk of negative impacts from the pandemic and protect the most vulnerable from Covid-19 infection. Funding has been provided by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) from the Department of Health and Social Care, which was specifically allocated to fund public health projects that would address health inequalities arising from the pandemic, and prevention projects that will prevent or mitigate unequal impact on populations in future outbreaks.

Who Can Apply?

The Hampshire Active Health funding is available to not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, NHS trusts and primary care networks.

Organisations must be delivering services to priority groups within the Hampshire County Council area.

What is a priority group?

The funding is available to support the following inactive groups access physical activity. Data shows these groups of people are at greater risk of negative impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic or adverse health consequences from Covid-19 infection.

  • Carers
  • Older people (55+) who are physically inactive
  • People above a healthy weight (BMI of 30+ or 27.5+ for some people)
  • People experiencing income deprivation (NS SEC 6-8)
  • People from Black, Asian, or ethnic minority communities
  • People living in areas of high deprivation (IMD 1-3)
  • People with a disability (including learning disabilities), neurodivergence, or sensory impairment
  • People with a long-term health condition (in particular, diabetes, hypertensive diseases, chronic kidney disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Eligibility Checker

What to do next

We’d love to hear from organisations interested in applying for the Hampshire Active Health Fund.

Our Expression of Interest has now closed. If you have checked your eligibility and would still like to apply, please complete the full application form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 20th December 2023. Projects supported by this fund can run between January 2024 and December 2024.

If you need the above document in a more accessible format, please get in touch: grants@energiseme.org

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