Community Cash Fund Projects 2019-20

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Summary of report content

In February 2019, Healthwatch Wiltshire launched a Community Cash Fund scheme to enable local groups to apply for a grant to start health and wellbeing projects in their local community.

They received 41 applications for funds of up to £2,000, and five projects were chosen to receive a grant. As well as encouraging healthier lifestyles, these projects also provided a way for Healthwatch Wiltshire to get more feedback on local services from people they might not otherwise hear from, and during 2019/20 they collected many valuable insights from people who took part. All five of the projects have demonstrated real benefits to those who took part and two have been able to secure additional funding to continue their work.

The report outlines the five successful projects and the outcomes each was able to achieve with the funding.

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General details

Report title 
Community Cash Fund Projects 2019-20
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wiltshire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 1 December, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Type of report 
Annual report
Key themes 
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7962

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
327
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Positive

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.