New £3.3 million fund to give babies from deprived areas or BAME backgrounds the best start in life

A new round of the Health and Wellbeing fund opens today for VCSE orgs, themed around ‘starting well’. This new round aims to improve outcomes for mothers and babies in deprived areas or from BAME backgrounds from preconception to up to 2-and-a-half years of age. The fund will pay for 3-year projects run by voluntary and community social enterprises (VCSEs) to help level up deprived communities and give children the best possible start in life

The fund is open to applications from charity-run projects aimed at:

  • improving perinatal mental health
  • reducing the percentage of babies born with low birthweight
  • increasing babies being breastfed
  • obesity prevention and support
  • reducing smoking or encouraging smoke-free homes
  • improving learning, speech and language development
  • improving immunisation rates and reducing rates of preventable disease

Applicants have until Friday 30 October 2020 to apply with the successful projects to be announced in December.


Grants of between £200K and £510K are available, over a 3 year period.


You can find more info here 

If you might be interested but would like some help / a partner Integrated Care System/Kings Health Partnership would be happy to help. Please get in touch with [email protected] to be put in touch.