Vaccine Confidence Fund for Barnet VCFSEs
The Barnet Vaccine Confidence Fund is a Barnet Together Alliance project funded by Barnet Public Health and Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC).
Funding round opens Thursday 10 March, closes Friday 1 April.
Head on over to the Barnet Community Fund: Vaccine Confidence Grant pages on the Young Barnet Foundation site for more details and application form.
There will be two funding options available to apply for, up to £2,000 and up to £20,000.
The objectives of the fund are:
– To help Barnet Council and the local NHS understand our populations’ concerns and barriers to getting the Covid-19 vaccination and protecting themselves against the impact of Covid-19 in the future
– To recruit, train, and host paid health champions (known as Health Ambassadors) to work with people in local communities who have not yet been vaccinated to increase vaccine uptake
– To recruit additional volunteer health champions in collaboration with Groundwork within local communities where vaccine uptake is low
– To deliver bespoke practical solutions which address concerns and practical barriers to accessing vaccines (both Covid-19 and more established programmes) amongst people in local communities where uptake is low, to include engagement events (these can be supported by the wider partnership if the hosting organisation does not have a community ambassador).
– To support these same communities to increase their understanding and ability to prevent ill health and manage wider health conditions as well as provide insight to local partners about barriers to health improving interventions.
Young people (12–30-year-olds)
Wards with high deprivation and low vaccine uptake – Golders Green, Hendon, Childs Hill, Colindale, Burnt Oak, West Hendon
Ethnic minorities with low vaccine uptake – Eastern European, Black Caribbean/African/other black communities
Faith Groups – Ultra orthodox Jewish, Muslim, Evangelical
Marginalised/inclusion groups – asylum seekers and the homeless population
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