Healthwatch Leicester is an independent organisation with the responsibility of becoming the consumer champion for patients, users of services and the public across health and social care in the City.
•Have you a thorough knowledge of the City of Leicester and warmth for the diversity of its people?
•Do you have a good understanding of and a commitment to improving the health and social care of the people of Leicester?
•Would you like to head up or become a Director of a new organisation which will give residents and communities a stronger voice in how these services are provided? More »
If so, we would like to hear from you.
These are exiciting opportunities for people who really want to make a difference.
Leicester is a diverse City with a young population. We would welcome applications for the position of Healthwatch Chair and Directors of the Board from all sections of the community.
If you would like an informal discussion with Philip Parkinson, the Interim Chair of Healthwatch Leicester please call Deborah Govender on 0116 257 4963 to arrange.
Closing date for applications Friday 4pm 22nd November 2013 » Less
Over the last couple of years there have been an increased number of enquiries from communities around Leicestershire seeking advice and funding to purchase and install accessible Community Defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) or sometimes equally referred to as Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s)
Please use the links above to get advice on such schemes and see if you are eligible to obtain a unit for free or for a reduced price - or alternatively where & how you can apply for funding to cover the cost of purchasing and installing a unit. More »
Community awareness of the location and use of the AED is essential and awareness sessions should be considered as part of the overall scheme. » Less
Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp – can we help you?
Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is a group of professional firms that offer advice and guidance for free to not-for-profit organisations across Leicestershire and Rutland.
We can provide:
• Accountants – business & strategic planning; tax; insolvency advice and more
• Marketing/PR Consultants – developing marketing strategies or promotional literature templates; logo design
• Architects, Structural & Quantity Surveyors – plans and costings to accompany funding bids and more More »
A list of example projects we can assist with is as attached.
Please note that due to a backlog of legal requests we are currently unable to accept applications of this nature at the present time.
The next deadline for returning application forms for support from Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is Monday 4th November to be presented the following week.
For more information and application pack please contact:
Community Development Team
0116 275 6469
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Leicestershire County Council has launched a £124,000 SHIRE Community Building Grant Fund to support Community Buildings across Leicestershire.
A maximum £6000 grant and or £4000 loan can be offered to constituted management groups who manage community buildings in Leicestershire.
There is a mix of funding available to cover both capital work – improvements for buildings – and support for business planning, advice and training - improvements in how the buildings are run.
Leicestershire County Council is looking to support costs of: More »
•Major repairs, such as new roofs and floors:
•Improvements that increase Community Building capacity or enable wider usage such as extensions and internal refits.
•Acquisition of buildings (via purchase or long lease) in order to provide a community facility.
•Construction of new Community Buildings.
•Training and development of the committee members, volunteers and staff running Community Buildings
•Support with strengthening governance, developing business plans and community consultation.
Applications will be considered by a Grants Panel. For applications to be considered by the next panel meeting in December, applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 20th of November.
For more details about the fund and how to apply, please visit
or contact Andy Hayes 0116 305 7269 » Less