What's up across Wakefield District
Mapping the capacity, capability and need in relation to health and wellbeing provision across the third sector in the Wakefield district.
What we are doing
We are Wakefield and District Health and Community Support (WDHCS), an independent grant giving organisation funding charities and community groups that support people’s health and wellbeing across the Wakefield district.
We have commissioned research to map the capacity, capability and need in relation to health and wellbeing provision across the third sector in the Wakefield district. This research will be delivered by Rocket Science, an independent research, policy and grant making consultancy.
Find out more in our project summary below.
Director of Public Health
This feels like Wakefield district’s time both to highlight the challenges we face and to celebrate the strength of local communities who have done so much during Covid. This research will provide a great opportunity to work together and bring in more funding to support people who experience the biggest barriers to good health."
This project will map the health and wellbeing needs across Wakefield district and the voluntary and community sectors capacity and capability to meet these needs. It will help us to better understand the voluntary and community sector across the district, including its make-up, it’s strength and where capacity or capability could be built upon.
To do this we gather insights from people in the local communities to find out what would make a difference and improve their lives and health outcomes, as well as working with voluntary and community sector partners to gain their perspective. The research will consist of four stages (see below).
Wakefield and District Health and Community Support is an independent grant giving organisation in the Wakefield district.
We are focussed on supporting the third sector in Wakefield, primarily through grant making. This research will help us focus our future grant making activities and ensure that we put resources where they can have the greatest impact. Get in touch if you want to find out more about us or how to get involved in the project.
This research would not be possible without the support of the following organisations:
Wakefield & District Health and Community Support Ltd, 35 Peterson Road, Wakefield, WF1 4DU
Registered charity in England & Wales 226121