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The aim of the NHS Health Improvement Fund is to support general health and wellbeing projects that enhance the work of the NHS in County Durham and Darlington. It will consider funding work that is additional to that which would normally be expected to be provided from revenue-funded health and social care expenditure.

The fund aims to enable communities to flourish through improving health and wellbeing. Any activity that contributes to people in County Durham or Darlington starting well, living well or aging well will be considered by the panel.


Size of grant: up to £20,000

Fund geography: County Durham & Darlington

Programme details

Groups can apply to either the Health Improvement Fund large grants programme for up to £20,000 via the link below, or to the small grants programme for up to £5,000 via a separate application link available on the CDCF website.

All groups will have 12 months to deliver their project.

Who can apply?

Any charitable organisation based in County Durham or Darlington who can demonstrate how their project and/or activities improve health and wellbeing for residents of County Durham and/or Darlington are eligible to apply. Please check your organisation meets all the eligibility criteria listed in the guidelines document before completing an application.

What type of funding can you apply for?

Applications can be made to fund salaries, office overheads, activity costs and volunteer costs. This can include the cost of equipment, but applications should not be solely to cover equipment or other capital expenditure.

When to apply

Applications must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 24th July 2022.

Further details are in the Grant Guidelines. Groups should read these carefully before applying.

Please contact a member of the Grants Team on if you have any questions or need help with your application.