A future without tuberculosis – Round 2
Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative are administering the Harrow Tuberculous (TB) Awareness Grants Scheme on behalf of Harrow Council’s Public Health Department.
Aims of grant programme
Tuberculosis (TB) has been increasing in England for over 20 years, with more than 9,000 new cases in 2009. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities (predominantly South Asian or Black African communities), drug mis-users, the homeless population and people with weakened immune systems are disproportionately affected.
Harrow has one of the highest TB rates in London. It is crucial that people with TB are diagnosed and treated quickly to minimise transmission to others. However, many people do not know what the symptoms are, and are unaware that TB is curable and treatment is free.
This grants programme aims to unfold fears, dispel myths and change stigma about the illness by enabling applicants to strike up a conversation with the residents of Harrow about TB, raising awareness and sharing good practise.
The Harrow Tuberculous Grants programme objectives are:
- Raise awareness about TB.
- Share good practice about TB.
- Getting more people with TB symptoms to go and see a doctor and ask to be tested for TB.
We invite applicants to bid for an amount between £150 and £1,500. The total grant pot is £4,000 and we reserve the right to divide the grant amongst several organisations.
Please be aware that the average grant given will be £500. If you are applying for more, your project must clearly show why, and is expected to reach a large number of people who are likely to be disproportionately affected.
Guidelines and application form
5pm, Monday 22nd February 2016