Do you have a community project that can help to improve wellbeing in Newport?
Does your project help people recover from the wide-ranging effects of Covid-19?
Our latest participatory budgeting programme is now open for applications.
The council has allocated £250,000 from our Covid-19 recovery fund to community groups to develop community-based covid recovery projects.
This will be combined with a further £165,000 which has been made available by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Applications will open on Friday 3 December, and close on Friday 31 December at 17:00.
Projects can bid for a maximum of £15,000, and must address one or more of the key themes:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Reducing isolation
- Building social networks
- Creating safe spaces
- Reducing stigma
- Getting along together
- Building a shared sense of identity
- Integration – building social bonds and bridges
Information and access
Back to life
- Building confidence
- Reducing anxiety
- Increasing trust
- Employment and skills
- Building healthy behaviours and lifestyles
How to apply
You can submit your application to us online. You can also download the forms or contact us to request a paper form.
For more information or to be kept updated please contact us on:
Participatorybudgeting@newport.gov.uk or 01633 414720
Building social capital and community wealth – projects should strengthen social ties and networks, building community resilience and promoting trust and co-operation
Social action – projects should bring people together to improve lives and solve problems that are important to their communities
Evidence and outcome based – projects should evidence they are needed, based on the key themes identified, and have clear and measurable outcomes
Preventative and long-term – projects should focus on approaches which prevent a problem from getting worse, and address the root causes of problems
Collaboration – projects should involve communities and encourage partnership and joint ways of working
Equality and inclusion – projects should be inclusive, accessible and aim to address identified inequalities of outcome
Additionality – projects should not duplicate existing Covid-19 support provision, but seek to fill gaps
Newport City Council is working in partnership with Mutual Gain, who are specialists in co-production, and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on this programme.