The Dorset patient champion has £10,000 to offer to local community groups to help people across the county have their say and get the best out of health and social care services.
Healthwatch Dorset has launched its Community Investment Fund, to invest in grassroots projects and groups that aim to improve the health and well-being of local people.
Interested groups or individuals just need to send in a short description of their project idea and the amount of funding they're asking for to email@example.com or call Louise on 0300 111 0102.
Last year Healthwatch Dorset supported 13 projects across the county, including setting up a new social group for young adults with a visual impairment in Bridport called SocialEyes, supporting Dance Classes for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, and setting up a Radio Club in a school for children with profound learning disabilities. Healthwatch Dorset is looking for people with creative ideas to come forward and use this £10,000 funding pot for the benefit of local people. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Louise on 0300 111 0102. The deadline for applications is 5 pm Friday on 9th March and funding will be distributed at the end of March.
To find out more and to read about some of the projects we've already supported, click here.