Inclusive Communities Fund - Healthy Lives Programme


We have been awarded £46,850 from The Inclusive Communities Fund - Medium Grants to deliver the PACC Healthy Lives Programme 2024 - an innovative, community led approach, bringing together families and young people from the SEND community, with the aim to improve their health and wellbeing and future lives.

The award will:

• Support the Shropshire SEND community to come together to develop the ability and confidence to actively offer peer support, creating connections and opportunities for community led, sustainable support, reducing the isolation and loneliness.

• offer activities which supports this group to be more physically active and socially connected, supporting the improvement of physical and mental health outcomes.

• providing parent carers with Short Break opportunities during the holiday period. – improving wellbeing and physical health of carers.

• develop best practice in the region to drive national approaches by showcasing an innovative community and peer lead approach.

The Inclusive Communities Fund has been made available by the UK Government through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) are overseeing delivery of this investment to enable a significant programme of Legacy projects to take place until March 2025.

Heart of England Community Foundation are the administrators of the funding across the West Midlands. The Community Foundation is the leading, independent grant-making body in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Since1995 they have awarded over £35million to over 7,000 good causes, supporting communities towards happier and healthier lives.

United By 2022 are the Games Official Legacy Charity. Created to push the Games legacy further, they support people and places in the West Midlands that have been traditionally overlooked and underserved. United By 2022 are partnering the Community Foundation to deliver community engagement activities and to support organisations to successfully apply to the Community Grants Fund.

You can find out more about the Inclusive Communities Fund on their website: Inclusive Communities Fund – Now Closed | Heart of England Community Foundation (

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