The programme aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach.
The programme works towards:
Increasing local people's skills, encouraging community activity and self help
Increasing local people's understanding of health issues
Encouraging local people to play a role in promoting health
Who can apply?
BCPP funding is open to constituted community/voluntary organisations and community pharmacies based in Northern Ireland. Projects must be a partnership between a community/voluntary organisation and a community pharmacy. Either can be the lead applicant but both partners must be named in the application form.
A constituted community/voluntary organisation is a group which may be run on a voluntary basis and is set up as an organisation with a management committee, constitution and its own bank account. A copy of the constitution will be required with the application.
The community pharmacy must hold a current contract with HSCB. Qualified pharmacists not associated/affiliated to a pharmacy holding a HSCB contract are not eligible to apply.
What we fund?
Level 1 funding is for a grant up to £2,500 for a project that can last up to six months
Level 2 funding is for a grant of up to £10,000 for a project that can last up to one year.
A community/voluntary organisation and a community pharmacy to work in partnership to deliver a project to either one, two and in some circumstances three groups of people. Each group should have 12-15 people who participate in all sessions.
Projects which seek to address the social determinants of health using a community development approach.
What do we not fund?
Projects that work with a different group of people every session
Projects with more than 15 people in a group
Projects seeking to enhance sports performance or focus only on lifestyle issues
What is the funding criteria?
A concise aim and summary of the proposed project.
An identified community need.
Clear partnership working between the pharmacy, the community and the participants (co-production).
External community/voluntary organisations co-delivering sessions.
A clear plan for recruiting participants and keeping them engaged.
A clear vision of the difference the project will make, which is in line with BCPP outcomes.
A clear activity plan, including, the number of people in each group, how often they will meet and an idea of topics you hope to cover.
Realistic costings that relate to your overall application and activity.
Overall value for money regarding what the project aims to achieve.
For more detailed guidance on funding levels visit the website https://www.cdhn.org/bcpp-funding-criteria
How to apply
For further information and an application form go to the BCPP website https://www.cdhn.org/bcpp
To contact a member of the BCPP Team, call 028 3026 4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 1 Closing date for applications is 3rd October 2019
Level 2 Closing date for applications is 7th November 2019.