Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake small grants

Grants available for: constituted groups in Sussex
Size of grant: up to £5,000
Deadline: 31st May 2021

Aims of Fund

To help support the increase of Covid-19 vaccination uptake in communities where the uptake of the vaccine is lower than average.

Who can apply

Constituted groups in Sussex. Your group must have a bank account, or an agreement with another organisation to hold funds on your behalf.

Applications are invited from those working to support any of the following:

  • South Asian communities
  • Black African communities
  • Chinese communities
  • People living in identified areas of deprivation
  • Adults with learning disabilities
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • Those with physical or sensory disabilities
  • Those who are clinically vulnerable or who live with long term health issues

Applications are also welcome from groups working with communities outside this list. However you will be asked to provide information/insight on these communities having a lower than average uptake of vaccination.

How much and what can you apply for

Grants of up to £5,000 for neighbourhood-based activities that help to increase uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Examples of activities that may be eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of community based communications
  • Local buddying schemes to support people in accessing vaccination
  • Targeted work with local groups to increase awareness of facts about vaccines and dispel myths
  • Making community based videos and distributing appropriately

How to apply

Download the application form, fill it in and email it to

Deadlines for application

Final deadline for application to this fund is 31st May 2021. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis as they are received.

Contact details

The fund is being run by the Sussex NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Contacts are:

Jane Lodge
Associate Director of Public Involvement
07771 871536

Antonia Bennett
Public Involvement Lead
07887 274637


Information last updated: 26/4/21 RL

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