Grant funding

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership Grant funds

The Health Improvement Team is responsible for overseeing a number of different grant funds.

New – Capacity Growth Grants – Argyll & Bute HSCP have launched Capacity Growth Grants to fund Third Sector organisations who currently deliver services/support to adults over the age of 18 living in Argyll and Bute, to increase their capacity to be in a position to support the future Community Link Worker (CLW) service.  For further information on these grants click here.

Living Well Network Youth Grants – This budget is devolved to local networks to distribute as they see fit using agreed selection criteria. This year we provided grants for COVID-safe activities for 11-18 year olds.  Applications for these are now closed.  

Living Well (Self Management) Grants – Argyll & Bute HSCP have launched year 2 of the Living Well (Self Management grants) to fund Third Sector organisations, who currently deliver services/support to adults over the age of 18 living in Argyll and Bute. Grant applications are invited from third sector organisations that can support us to deliver on the Living Well Strategy priorities listed below. Bids must provide measurable value, lasting change and positive impact on the lives of people living in Argyll and Bute.  This year in particularly we are keen to focus on supporting people who may be at higher risk of developing health conditions or who may struggling to manage their health and well being due to the current pandemic. Applications for these are now closed.  

Hundreds of initiatives have received funding over the years in Argyll and Bute. Recipients range from one off events such as a cookery class or an information resource for carers to supporting ongoing activities such as a befrienders group for older people or swimming lessons for disabled adults. Potential applicants can find out more about how to access the grant funds by joining their local network.

In order to be effective, health improvement activities must balance the needs and aspirations of communities with what the evidence and experience shows can make a difference. The geography of Argyll and Bute means that local communities can have distinct needs and this has resulted in a very diverse range of services across the area. Just because something has been shown to work in one area does not mean it will work in another area. However, strategically those responsible for planning and commissioning services have a duty to ensure equity of services and funding allocations across Argyll and Bute.