Grassroots Engagement Funding

Grassroots Engagement Funding Opportunity - 2017/18

Would you like to run an activity or event for local people that is fun and helps the NHS understand attendees' experiences of health services? Funding is available from the NHS in south west London for local organisations and groups to run an activity or event enabling us to talk with people we don't normally hear from and capture the broadest range of views possible on health and care services in the area. 

Examples of events previously run include: a tea dance, a pottery class, pizza and movie afternoons and music concerts.  The main thing is that they be fun and open for people to attend – be as creative as you like. 

This programme of activity is coordinated by Healthwatch in each borough. 

A maximum of £750 per event is available.  Applications are open in two rounds:

Round 1Round 2
Application deadline12 noon Monday 10 July 201712 noon Monday 12 February 2018
Applicant informed byMonday 24 July 2017Monday 26 February 2018


Applications should be made at least one month before the proposed event to ensure that NHS professionals and Healthwatch staff are able to attend. 

Applications for events that have already taken place cannot be accepted.

All events should be held by 30 June 2018.

For further information call 020 85167767 or download the application pack.