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Still time to apply for Health Xchange funding

A new steering group which will help community groups make a difference to health and wellbeing across the city met for the first time this week.
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Funding is still available to help boost health and well-being in Peterborough.

PCVS are delighted to announce that the first Steering Group meeting took place earlier this week to oversee and drive delivery of Health Xchange, an innovative programme run by PCVS which began in 2019.

This project is funded by the National Lottery to enable local groups to make a difference by delivering projects to empower individuals to take control of their health needs.

There are currently five members of the steering group, representing various VCS community groups across Peterborough, whose main purpose is to offer their expertise, guidance and ensure delivery of Health Xchange activities, supporting the groups who will be funded through this project.

The latest round of Health Xchange funding opened on June 30 where groups have been applying for funding up to the value of £4,000.

Stuart Haw, who is leading the project for PCVS said: “The formation of this steering group comes at an important time in the lifecycle of the Health Xchange, by having local expertise advise on the development of the project, we can ensure the funding goes further, and that the support community groups receive is effective.”

“PCVS are very fortunate to have access to local experts such as Karen Oldale from St Georges Hydrotherapy pool, and Fiona Adley from Craft4Smiles, both experienced in local disability and mental health services, respectively, as well as local community leaders,” said Haw.

“If any local practitioners, volunteers, or community leaders would like to join the group, so that we can continue to steer the future of this project in line with the health and wellbeing needs of Peterborough’s diverse communities, then they are welcome to get in touch via the Health Xchange email.”

Further, the current round of funding for the Health Xchange will close this Friday, July 30 at midnight, so there’s still time for groups to apply.

If you are interested in applying for Health Xchange funding or would like to join the steering group email healthexchange@pcvs.co.uk