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Funding to address Covid-19 vaccine inequalities

Bedford Borough Council is offering grants to local groups to increase vaccine take up.

Funding is available to support local groups and organisations to address Covid-19 vaccine inequalities and to encourage further take-up across all age and ethnic groups, geographical areas and vulnerable groups.

Grants from £250 to £5,000 are available to support any work that could lead to further vaccine take-up and an increase in vaccination rates across Bedford Borough.

This could include:

  • tailored communications such as translation services
  • transport
  • website modifications
  • information sharing events
  • community meetings
  • befriending services

But we are open to any ideas that will meet these aims.

We are keen to support initiatives that can be implemented quickly, and those that will focus on areas of deprivation and diverse communities where we know Covid-19 has had a significant impact.  

How to apply

Please apply using the online application below:

Apply online

Deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

This is a rolling grant and applications are welcome from now till end of November. Applications will be reviewed weekly and grants will be issued within two weeks to qualified applicants.

Please contact public.health@bedford.gov.uk for more information, or if you need help to apply.

Conditions

If your application is successful, we will require you to discuss all public facing promotional campaigns and media/social media promotion with us before publication to ensure that messaging is in line with national guidance and best practice.

Further information

For further information regarding supporting ethnic minorities, please see the Ethnic Minorities – vaccine inequalities framework guidance (PDF).

You can also read the government’s vaccine inequalities guidance.

GDPR and privacy statements

View the full Privacy Statement for this grant application here.