The Voluntary Action Camden is now accepting applications for its Community Vaccine Champion Project (Round 2) to help tackle vaccine hesitancy and contribute to addressing key wider health and wellbeing needs that have been affected by COVID-19.
Voluntary Action Camden aims 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.
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.
- Community group (unregistered) – £2,500 (maximum);
- Registered organisation – £15,000 (maximum).
- Any Camden based community organisation or group 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.
For more information, visit Voluntary Action Camden.