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News: See Hear Funding

See Hear Funding 

Each year funding is made available to support local See Hear work. The funding available this year is £14,000; we hope to share this with more than one group/agency.

This year we want to be able to use this funding to communicate information to people in our local See Hear community about public protection, keeping themselves and others safe.

We want to make sure that people know that help is available as well as how and where to get that from. Sadly, due to the pandemic and the social distancing and lockdown measures in place many people have been facing isolation. This has had an impact on their mental health as well as limiting opportunities to ask for help if needed. This also includes people who are vulnerable and people who may be thinking about self-harming or taking their own life or have been affected by suicide.

Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership have information to distribute, the ask is for groups in the local community and Third Sector to distribute this to people in Dundee communities using whichever medium you think will be the most effective. The choice is yours and could include using via posters and leaflets in community and religious centres, GP Practices, schools and nurseries, etc; using social media to advertise information; a zoom session or conference call; posting social media information to places that people in vulnerable groups might access. We are looking to fund a wide variety of creative ways of working in partnership with others.

I am inviting you to submit an application for funding giving some background information about:

  • the work your organisation does locally
  • your role and remit
  • the group of people you currently work with (in particular their sensory needs)
  • how you keep in touch with and communicate with the people you work with
  • examples of any previous communication initiatives you have undertaken
  • how you will use the money you are applying for (please include a breakdown cost for the award you are applying for.)

Public protection information:

Protecting People info sheet

Safeguarding leaflets – COVID-19 Adults

Safeguarding leaflets – COVID-19 Alcohol

Safeguarding leaflets – COVID-19 Child

Safeguarding leaflets – COVID-19 Domestic Abuse

Public protection information can also be found in the video below:

The project plan must be in place by the end of March 2021 and the funds used by the end of May 2021.  Following completion, you will be required to submit a report detailing the work you did and the difference this made. The important thing to remember is this is in a format our visual and hearing-impaired community will understand.

We are also keen to have views and feedback from people in your group/agency on what you think we could do differently or better to support our sensory communities to keep themselves and others safe.

Please return your applications by email by Friday 5th March 2021 to naeema.pervaze@dundeecity.gov.uk

A panel will review the applications week commencing March 8th and awards will be issued by week ending 19th March 2021.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Andrew Beckett by email at  andrew.beckett@dundeecity.gov.uk
Joyce Barclay by email at  joyce.barclay@dundeecity.gov.uk
Naeema Pervaze by email at    naeema.pervaze@dundeecity.gov.uk