What is the Community Vaccine Champion Project?
Through the Community Vaccine Champion Project, you can apply for the following grants to support the delivery of your project or event:
- Individuals – £1,000 (maximum)
- Community group (unregistered) – £5,000 (maximum)
- Registered organisation – £10,000 (maximum)
The majority of the project or event must commence by 1st June 2022 and be completed by end of September 2022.
What is the purpose of the grant?
To tackle misinformation and encourage vaccine take-up primarily, whilst addressing wider health and wellbeing outcomes, with a particular focus on unvaccinated population and the following groups:
- People from Caribbean & Black African communities
- Adults living in the most deprived areas
- Adults in insecure employment or un/under documented immigration status
VAC aim to build on the positive experience of local residents and VCS working together to provide a quick and efficient emergency response to the pandemic. It will provide an opportunity to deliver bespoke projects in the borough including, help identify barriers to accessing accurate information and provide tailored support, such as phone calls for people without easy access to digital technology, helplines, hosting events, community conversations and linking to GP surgeries as well as other initiatives.
Any Camden based community organisation, group or local resident can apply – for example, community centre, residents’ associations, community group, faith group can express an interest in the fund. The fund will be split into three categories with each member of The Partnership (VAC, C4, Healthwatch Camden) responsible for promoting the programme and encouraging expressions of interest from the community.
How to apply for a grant
Complete and submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) form accompanying this guidance by 17th May 2022. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about the project or the EOI form.