Grassroots funding to tackle health inequalities in Lambeth

With funding from South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), Lambeth Council is overseeing a new funding programme as part of its work to improve health in the borough with other health and care organisations in the Lambeth Together partnership. The  Neighbourhood Wellbeing Delivery Alliance (NWDA) Health Inequalities Community Fund is open to applications for programmes of work that will address and tackle health inequalities within Lambeth  communities and improve outcomes for all.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and increased inequalities across South East London, particularly for older people, people living with one or more long-term health conditions or disabilities, those from Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic communities, those living in areas of deprivation, and key workers. These inequalities manifest themselves in unequal access to help, support and services, and inequalities in health and wellbeing.

What can the fund support?

Grants are available to support work which reduces health inequalities by engaging residents in conversations about improving health and wellbeing while building trust with the health and social care sector.

The Neighbourhood Wellbeing Delivery Alliance (NWDA) Health Inequalities Community Fund is managed by The London Community Foundation and is open to proposals for work taking place in Lambeth.

Applications must clearly be about reducing health inequality and should meet at least one of the following priorities:

  • Encourage Lambeth residents to engage in health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Target and improve the health and wellbeing of those with protected characteristics
  • Support residents to access the wider range of health and wellbeing offers within the community (such as Grassroot Projects, Thriving Communities, Lambeth Together Health and Wellbeing Bus, Project Smith)
  • Understand what residents feel is important for them for their own health and wellbeing,
  • Engage with those communities who are most mistrustful of the health and social care sector
  • Explore how residents would like health services to engage with them on areas such as screening, health checks, vaccination etc.
  • Provide health and wellbeing advice and signpost to local services

Priority will be given to projects that target:

  • People living in poverty
  • People from a Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic Background
  • Marginalised communities
  • People living with disabilities
  • Older people
  • Children and young people
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • Pregnant people
  • Carers and housebound people

Grant size

The grants will be between £10,000 and £15,000.


Applicants may be based anywhere, but the funded work must benefit communities in Lambeth. Applicants must demonstrate good local knowledge and should be able to demonstrate local networks or partnerships. The fund will consider applications which bring approaches to Lambeth that have been successful in other boroughs with similar demographics.

How to apply

Applications will be managed by the London Community Foundation. If you’d like to understand more about the fund please look at the guidelines on the London Community Foundation site.

If you would like to learn more before applying, you can attend an online Q&A with the London Community Foundation at 10am on Wednesday 7th June, click here to sign up (opens link in new tab).


The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 19th June

Further information

If you have any queries about the fund, please contact the London Community Foundation on 020 7582 5117 or email

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