Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding to run projects focused on starting well in life.

The fund aims to improve mental and physical health outcomes for children from preconception to 2.5 years, particularly in BAME communities or those from areas of high deprivation.

Projects must:

  • have run for at least 3 years
  • develop or expand services for children from preconception to 2-and-a-half years old, so they receive the best possible start in life
  • be focused on improving health outcomes in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities or areas of high deprivation (including urban, rural and coastal areas)

The deadline for applications is midday on 30 October 2020.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the gov.uk website.