As part of CCF’s role in managing the national Assura Community Fund, we were honoured to support Assura in producing an Impact Report for the grants awarded in 2020 which are now complete and demonstrating real impact in communities across the UK.
The Assura Community Fund has now distributed more than £1.3m to health-improving projects in the communities around Assura primary care buildings across the UK.
That funding has helped almost 180,000 people in projects which are reducing isolation, improving mental and physical health, supporting young people, expanding access to local community services and helping people with education, employability and skills.
Among other criteria, projects are given priority for the ability to build strong working relationships with referral agencies including GPs, other primary care and health professionals, and social prescribing link workers.
Zoe Sheppard, CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation, said, “Local communities faced significant challenges during the pandemic. The grants awarded through The Assura Community Fund made a significant impact to the lives of disadvantaged people across the UK, at a time of acute need. We thank Assura PLC for helping to make these projects happen and look forward to continuing to work with you, delivering powerful outcomes and capturing futher positive impact in the future.
Assura’s long term aims
By March 2026, Assura hope to have made a difference to health for more than one million people living within a 15-mile radius of their primary care sites. CCF congratulates Assura that the fund was joint winner of the Property Awards Social Impact category in 2021.
Follow all the latest news about the Assura Community Fund via https://www.assuraplc.com/assura-community-fund