Voluntary Action Camden


VAC, in partnership with London Borough of Camden, Healthwatch Camden and C4, is pleased to announce the launch of a new fund to help tackle vaccine misinformation and encourage vaccine take up in Camden. 

We are inviting individuals, organisations, and groups, including unincorporated associations from Camden, to design new and expand existing successful initiatives to encourage vaccine take up in the borough.

This includes projects and events that seek to tackle misinformation and encourage vaccine take-up primarily, with a particular focus on unvaccinated population, and can also include initiatives that seek to address other key wider health and wellbeing needs that have been clearly affected by COVID-19.

What is the Community Vaccine Champion Project?

Through the Community Vaccine Champion Project, you can apply for the following grants to support the delivery of your project or event:

  • Individuals – £1,000 (maximum)
  • Community group (unregistered) – £5,000 (maximum)
  • Registered organisation – £10,000 (maximum)

The majority of the project or event must commence by 1st June 2022 and be completed by end of September 2022.


What is the purpose of the grant?

To tackle misinformation and encourage vaccine take-up primarily, whilst addressing wider health and wellbeing outcomes, with a particular focus on unvaccinated population and the following groups:

  • People from Caribbean & Black African communities
  • Adults living in the most deprived areas
  • Adults in insecure employment or un/under documented immigration status

We aim to build on the positive experience of local residents and VCS working together to provide a quick and efficient emergency response to the pandemic. It will provide an opportunity to deliver bespoke projects in the borough including, help identify barriers to accessing accurate information and provide tailored support, such as phone calls for people without easy access to digital technology, helplines, hosting events, community conversations and linking to GP surgeries as well as other initiatives.


Eligibility Information

Any Camden based community organisation, group or local resident can apply – for example, community centre, residents’ associations, community group, faith group can express an interest in the fund. The fund will be split into three categories with each member of The Partnership (VAC, C4, Healthwatch Camden) responsible for promoting the programme and encouraging expressions of interest from the community.

How to apply for a grant

Complete and submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) form accompanying this guidance by 25th May 2022. Please contact info@vac.org.uk if you have a question about the project or the EOI form.

Additional Information

Essential Documentation

If you have any questions about the booking process, or to find out more about the fund, please contact Ricky Singh rsingh@Vac.org.uk