The latest news from NAVCA

How collaboration in social prescribing helps our communities 

We know that the wellbeing of our local communities can be improved when NAVCA members work in partnership with health systems. That’s why we have recently published a set of new social prescribing resources, which aim to help facilitate better conversations and collaborations between local infrastructure organisations and Primary Care Networks. In our latest blog post, we explore the importance of partnership working, and share our new resources.

 Read the blog here.

The impact of Inflation on charities

We are working with NCVO and other partners to understand the impact of inflation on charities delivering public services. We are particularly keen to find out the impact of a lack of contract uplifts on organisations and service delivery. If you are part of a charity delivering public services, please share your experiences here:

The survey is open until 12pm on 1st September 2023.

£76m Cost of Living Fund

The £76M Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund was launched in July. The fund will support organisations across England to deliver critical frontline services. Organisations will be able to apply for funding to maintain or expand critical cost of living services from now until the end of March 2024.

Applications will be for amounts between £10,000 and £75,000. The funding is ONLY open to frontline organisations running critical services in communities. Applicants MUST be able to demonstrate both increased costs and increased demand.

The fund is part of the £100M for charities announced in the Spring Budget. It will be administered by the National Lottery Community Fund. More information here.

The application window is open now and will close at 12 noon on Monday 16 October 2023.

More information here. 

Please circulate to your networks as soon as possible to encourage as many organisations as possible to apply.