Reading Community Health Champions and Vaccine Programme – fund now live

Article date
10 June 2022
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising
This fund is now live

More information here:

Reading Borough Council will be allocating a second round of grants to the voluntary and community sector from mid-June from the ‘Reading Community Health Champions and Vaccine Programme’.

The funding is to support local residents disproportionately affected by barriers to vaccination and to address health inequalities. The funding can be used to support the infrastructure and/or additional capacity needed by voluntary and community organisations to expand their existing work or to deliver new projects.

The council is inviting applications for funding that support the following criteria:
  • Bids to increase or improve existing work with Reading residents disproportionately affected by barriers to vaccination, including Covid-19.
  • Projects to address misinformation about vaccine safety, including Covid-19 and increase trust in / reach of official public health messaging
  • Projects that will support Reading residents to access vaccines such as the Covid-19 vaccine and booster, the flu vaccine and the MMR vaccine

Please note applications for funding can be made online via the RBC portal or in person via an informal chat

We want all the community groups in Reading to be able to apply to the fund. So if your group would prefer to have an informal chat about your idea or project there will be two events at the end of June at the Whitley Community Café and ACRE’s community Hub on the Oxford Rd., when you can come along, meet the funding panel and chat about your idea for a project.

If the panel thinks your project meets the criteria you will be put forward for consideration for funding and no written application will be required. This option is open to all groups wishing to apply.

We will publish the full details when the fund goes live in mid-June.