A better Medway

Medway Can is a new campaign to encourage everyone to live healthier lives and become more active.

We're challenging local organisations including employers, organisations, education settings, food providers, residents, and health professionals to help tackle obesity in Medway.

Being overweight increases our risk of suffering from long term health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and can lead to a stroke.

Charities and community groups can get involved

We have funding available to help your communities get involved in the Medway Can campaign.  

The possibilities are endless. For example, you might want to:

  • fund some exercise classes
  • buy kitchen equipment to help your community cook healthy meals
  • or buy some high-vis jackets to start a regular walking group.

Whatever your idea, applying is simple.

What funding is available

There are 3 opportunities to apply for funding in 2022. The dates for application periods and awards are set out below:

Opportunity Opens Deadline for applications Awarded
1 9 May 2022 20 May 2022 8 June 2022
2 22 August 2022 9 September 2022 26 September 2022
3 2 January 2023 13 January 2023 23 January 2023

Only one application can be made by an organisation for each round of funding. Organisations are welcome to apply for each round. But each bid will need to be for a different project, so the same project cannot be awarded funds in June and September.

Organisations can apply for between £200 and £800 for each project.