As a small charity our work is dependant on grant awards from funding bodies and other partner agencies
MHLECA received a grant towards three years’ salary of the Local Strategic Co-ordinator for the FaNs project providing activities to enhance the wellbeing of older people living in care homes in Essex (2017-2020)
Improved Better Care Fund (iBCF)
MHLECA received a grant from the iBCF Transformation Fund (2018/19) to help North East Essex CCG meet it's outcomes. The grant was towards the Digital FaNs project - FANs are working with local care homes to develop a digital and real community around them to improve the quality of life for residents. This includes activities such as the Wishing Washing line, to fulfil the wishes of care home residents. This grant has allowed Team FaNs to utilise social media and test and learn the potential for developing more online resources.
Essex Community Foundation
MHLECA received a grant to employ a funding and impact consultant to support the development of FaNs which helps improve the quality of life experienced by older people living in care homes in North East Essex (2018-19)
ESRC Business & Local Government Data Research Centre (University of Essex)
MHLECA was awarded Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIV) to fund University Research Staff help to develop and implement an evaluation strategy to allow us to demonstrate the impact of our work (2018/19)
Essex County Council
MHLECA received a Community Chest Grant from ECC (2018/19) The grant has been spent on creating and launching the Wishing Washing Line kit. This kit was designed to facilitate the easy set up and sustainable delivery of more Wishing Washing Lines. These lines will create more opportunities for older people to re-engage with their local community and for community members to take up volunteering opportunities directly tackling isolation and loneliness in Essex.
Essex County Council
MHLECA received a Community Chest Grant (2018/19) We are exploring the feasibilty of scaling up our Wishing Washing Line initiative via a digital app solution. This grant is to complete the app design, developing the app prototype, validating the app design and prototype with the focus group, writing up a feasibility report and creating a detailed plan with costs confirming what funding will be needed to deliver the app to the community. This will enable us to seek separate funding to deliver on the app.