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Health, Work and Well-being Fund is launched to improve health and well-being in the workplace - 04 November 2009

A new £4 million fund has been launched which will give grants to small and medium-sized businesses and local partnerships of trade unions, third sector groups, and public sector bodies, to carry out initiatives to boost staff health and welfare.

Administered by the Department for Work and Pensions, the two-year scheme will give grants ranging between £1,000 and £50,000 to deliver a range of activities such as reducing stress and improving other mental health conditions, providing healthy activities, ensuring work-life balance and supportive management.

The UK-wide programme is open to applications from organisations that have been trading for at least two years and employ less than 250 staff.

Organisations are asked to submit an expression of interest “as soon as possible” to determine eligibility – they will then have until 31 December 2009 to complete a full application.

A second round of funding is also expected to take place next September for grants during the 2011-12 financial year.

For further information about the programme, visit the Government’s dedicated Health Work and Wellbeing website