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Social Enterprise Investment Opportunity North East Lincolnshire

The PSMDB (Preventative Services Market Development Board) fund is a joint initiative from North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning group and CERT Ltd.

This fund exists to provide help to establish innovative and financially sustainable services that are capable of delivering their ambitions, by investing in them at an early stage.

The aim is to deliver a range of new services, utilising a social enterprise approach, that will enable people in need to avoid hospital admissions, stay in their own homes longer and ensure that people can lead as normal a life as possible during an illness or as a result of incapacity.

By achieving this they hope to reduce the costs to the NHS and ensure that the people they care for have the best care possible, in settings they choose and delivered by providers they know and trust.

They are always interested in hearing from people who have ideas and are sometimes able to commission projects based on local need.

There are two areas of need that they would like to see addressed:

  1. Projects that can tackle social isolation in Immingham, with particular interest in a range of activities and luncheon clubs etc. that enable people to get together and get involved with meaningful activities.
  2. Across North East Lincolnshire there is a  need for projects that work to assist people who suffer from deafness and hearing issues. Specifically they are looking for a service that:
  • Offers advocacy services
  • Offers Interpretation/access to BSL and deaf blind interpreters
  • Has the capacity to accept referrals in for low level support, eg. accessing benefits,  equipment supply
  • Offers fitting and demonstration of deaf equipment, loop systems
  • Can staff clinics at the assisted  living centre,  probably 2 half days per month
  • Can develop an equipment supply service on a retail model
  • Develops user led peer support networks

If you think that you could deliver such projects and can convince them that they will be financially self- sustaining with-in 12 months please go to the website 

Here you will find further details about the funding and all of the information that you need to apply.

The initial proposal form is very small and concise and is used to assess whether they think they can fund your idea. Please complete this form and they will get back to you as soon as possible after assessment

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