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Public Health Community Grant Fund

The Public Health Community Grant Fund offers funding of up to £3000 for health and wellbeing projects. 

The grant is open to community, voluntary and private sector organisations that provide services to the residents of Harlow.

Projects must:

  • benefit Harlow residents (any age group)
  • improve resident's health and wellbeing (you will need to demonstrate how you plan to achieve this)
  • fit within the aims of one of the Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board's 3 subgroups

There is no minimum funding amount you can apply for, but the maximum is £3000.

For an initial chat about your project before completing the application, please contact the sub group’s lead officer or you can contact the portfolio holder for health and wellbeing, Councillor Chris Vince 


There are three application windows a year. The remaining window for 2020 to 2021 is:

  • 23 November to 7 December 2020

If you have a funding idea outside of these application dates, please speak to the lead officer for the relevant subgroup.

Your application is reviewed by the chair and lead officer of the relevant subgroup. They will assess your application based on how well the project meets the priorities of the subgroup, and how sustainable the project will be long term. 

If your application is successful, you will need to provide a report on the agreed key performance indicators halfway through the project. 

You will also need to submit an evaluation at the end of the project - we will provide a template for this.