Healthy Neighbourhoods Funding Scheme

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Healthy Neighbourhoods Funding Scheme.

This grant programme for West Lancashire looks to support organisations who work with residents to address the inequalities they experience.  People who live in communities affected by health inequalities die younger and the final years of their lives are likely to be afflicted by a range of life limiting illnesses and conditions.

The main grant scheme closed on 18th January 2023. However the People’s Voice scheme deadline has been extended.

If you have a good idea to help get your local community’s voice heard, apply now. 

The People’s Voice  grant funding is for organisations that promote self-advocacy amongst their local community.  These grants are available to organisations that help our communities to be heard, specifically across the issues listed below, although broader involvement initiatives will be considered. If you have an idea for a bid but have questions or need help writing the bid, please email who will support you with your application.

Funded by the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (West Lancashire), grant funding is available to organisations that work locally with our communities to address barriers to good health i.e. deprivation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender, care leavers and disability including issues with mental health.

We particularly welcome applications from organisations which:

  • Work with residents to improve their access to transportation, good quality housing and healthcare
  • Work with residents to improve their life chances by accessing learning & training and employment
  • Support residents to receive all of the income support they are entitled to
  • Support residents to address factors that put their health at risk e.g. smoking, alcohol misuse, drug misuse, low physical activity
  • Support residents whose health is affected by others putting them at risk e.g. domestic abuse, sexual abuse
  • Support families to help them provide a healthy environment for pregnant women and children under five

 This year, the funding is focused on those within our population who are most in need, using a funding formula associated with deprivation.

The funding available for each area is summarised below:

Ormskirk / Aughton Skelmersdale / Upholland
Peoples’ Voice and Community Groups – £60,000 £7,526 £44,708

Organisations working in Ormskirk/ Aughton can bid for grants up to £1,000 or £5,000.

Larger grants are available for organisations based in Skelmersdale/ Upholland – £1,000, £5,000 or £10,000.

Successful applications are likely to:

  • Clearly meet one, or more, of the grant criteria
  • Provide a distinct picture of what you will deliver with the grant and what this will achieve
  • Provide evidence for why the grant is needed
  • Outline the difference the work will make to residents’ lives and how this will be measured
  • Demonstrates understanding of inequalities and a commitment to health equity.

West Lancs CVS is pleased to again be the trusted partner for the distribution of the ICB grant programme and we are committed to helping community and voluntary organisations in our borough access the funding.

If you’re not sure how your organisation fits or would like more information, please contact Vicky – If you would like help with your application, contact Claire Parsonage –