Derbyshire County Council Falls Prevention – Small Grants

It’s estimated that in Derbyshire, around 70,100 people aged over 65 fall every year, resulting in 11,000 ambulance call outs and 6,000 hospital admissions. Derbyshire County Council is running a falls prevention campaign is to improve awareness of the risk of falls and how to prevent them. Many falls can be avoided by simple measures people take themselves. Note this is a relaunch of the previous Small Grants round after it was paused for Covid-19.

Small Grants are available to help local groups and teams to get creative, reach local people, have fun and raise awareness of falls prevention.

Who: This small grant fund is for voluntary and community groups, businesses and teams across Derbyshire County.

What: Around 20 groups, businesses or teams can receive up to £150 in grant funding, and for more ambitious proposals up to £300.

Groups can apply for funding to run an activity, or put on an event(s), or extend a current meeting/event, that will raise awareness around the risks of falling. To adapt to the current social distancing regulations, we will be looking to support approaches that are remote/online. The emphasis will be on engaging family, friends and staff who can support older people.

Get creative! Run events, quizzes, talks, with existing groups or with new audiences. You will be supported to plan your activity, receive free campaign resources, offered training and help to complete a simple evaluation to share your work.

The closing date for applications is: Monday 21st September 2020