CAMDEN COMMUNITY VACCINE CHAMPION PROJECT
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.
Through the Community Vaccine Champion Project, you can apply for the following grants to support the delivery of your project or event:
The majority of the project or event must commence by 1st June 2022 and be completed by end of September 2022.
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:
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.
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.