Camden Can Innovation Fund

Camden Can Innovation Fund is a one-off grant funding programme that gives local groups and organisations funding to find innovative ways of tackling some of the complex issues behind obesity in Camden.

The thinking behind the Camden Can Innovation Fund is that it should facilitate and support the design, development and evaluation of innovative programmes that work with Camden organisations and residents to help residents lose weight while keeping the Camden community at the heart of everything we do.

For us, ‘innovation’ means creating, developing and implementing practical ideas with a public benefit. Innovative ideas must enable Camden residents to maintain a healthy weight. They must be:

new, not just improvements

able to be put into action, not just at the drawing board stage

useful / practicable.

We want to talk to groups, individuals, institutions and businesses to raise awareness of this project and find out where there might be opportunities for joint working, sharing of ideas and help with design. Grants will each be up-to £25,000 in total.

We will be holding a networking and information event to get individuals and organisations together on 29 November 2017. Please email camdencan@camden.gov.uk if you would like to attend.

After the event, there’ll be a three-stage application process: 

- sending in an expression of interest form

- presenting your idea at an informal panel session 

- a final application form. 

Funding of projects will run from the start of April 2018 to the end of March 2019.


Who can apply for this grant?


Not-for-profit organisations based or operating in Camden. 

Non-constituted groups based or operating in Camden.

Businesses based or operating in Camden.

Camden Council teams. 

Please note: we can invest in ideas put forward by individual Camden residents or non-constituted groups, but we will attempt to match you with a local voluntary and community organisation that has the skills and resources to support your idea. 


Key dates


Networking and information event on 29 November 2017. Email CamdenCan@camden.gov.uk for more details and to book your place.

Open for expression of interest applications – 13 December 2017.

Deadline for expression of interest applications – 21 January 2017.

Presentation Panel – early February TBC.

Deadline for final applications – early March TBC.

Funding decisions – by 31 March 2018.

More information and application forms will be available here soon.

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