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Grants of up to £500 are available to support work to enable more people in Somerset to access their Covid-19 vaccination

Posted on 3rd November, 2021 in News

The local vaccination programme has been a considerable success, with over 90% of adults in Somerset having received both jabs. However, some people have been slower to take up the offer of vaccination. According to statistics from Somerset County Council, young people aged between 16 and 18 years and people from minority ethnic groups are less likely to access their vaccination. There are also geographical areas where uptake has been lower. Some older and vulnerable people are also struggling to access their booster vaccinations.

Do you have ideas about how you might encourage or enable more people to access their vaccination? Spark Somerset can help you put these ideas into action.

What we will fund:

We want to fund projects that demonstrate they can have a positive impact on the numbers of people accessing their Covid-19 vaccinations and/or boosters. This could include:

  • Community led activities that provide space and opportunities for people in identified groups to reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular the vaccine, share their stories, experiences and discuss what matters to them, and to create a response to this. These conversations should include discussion about the vaccination and aim that people are better informed.
  • Practical support to enable people to book and travel to their vaccination/booster if they would otherwise struggle to do so.

To find out more and access the simple application form, click here. Applications are open until 1st December; projects should be complete by 31st January 2022.