Funding available from Reading Borough Council

Reading Health Champions and Vaccine Fund 2022 (second round)

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 grant 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 or in person via an informal chat. We want all the community groups in Reading to be able to apply to the fund. If your group would prefer to have an informal chat about your idea or project there are two events at the end of June where you can meet the funding panel and chat about your idea for a project.

Wednesday 29th June – Whitley Community Café, Northumberland Avenue

12:30pm / 1:00pm / 1:30pm / 2:00pm

The deadline for online applications is Friday 8 July 2022 at 5pm.

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