Working with the Neighbourhoods team, One Colchester is offering Hyperlocal Fund grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to voluntary and community groups. In particular, this fund is designed to reach smaller, community-led, local groups based in Colchester North, Colchester Central or Colchester South. Applications will be reviewed regularly and funds awarded on an ongoing basis (applicants do not need to target the 31st July as a deadline!
If you are working with organisations based in Colchester that can help to improve health and wellbeing, please direct them to this fund as soon as possible. We would like to encourage a range of projects to develop and have the potential to fund several activities within the total funding pot.
The application form can be accessed online here – Hyperlocal Application Form 

About the fund

The purpose of the North East Essex Hyperlocal Fund is to support non-profit groups based in local communities to build resilient local Neighbourhoods that help to improve health and wellbeing for residents.

In particular, the Hyperlocal Fund is addressing the following local priorities:

  • Ways to reduce the burden of deprivation and inequalities
  • Improve mental health and reduce suicide
  • Tackle isolation and loneliness
  • Improve physical health and the management of long-term conditions which affect local residents
  • Increase physical activity to reduce obesity

Consequences of the projects may include better health and wellbeing, greater levels of confidence, stronger social relationships and take up of health services by people who face challenges to doing so.

All applications must be able to demonstrate that they will support at least one aim from this agenda.  All projects must also offer a solution that reflects the Live Well campaign.  The North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance has adopted the campaign and its six key themes:

  • Start Well Giving children the best start in life
  • Feel Well – Supporting mental wellbeing
  • Be Well – Empowering adults to be active and make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Age Well – Supporting people to live safely and independently as they grow older
  • Stay Well – Supporting adults with health or care concerns to access support and maintain healthy, productive and fulfilling lives
  • Die Well – Giving individuals nearing end of life choice around their care

Applicants can support more than one theme with their project.

For more information email or call 01206 505250