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Community Champions

Applications are now closed for the Covid-19 Community Champions micro-grants.

Overview

The Walsall COVID-19 Community Champions Programme is primarily aimed at supporting residents from our ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and under-represented groups who may be most at risk from COVID-19. 

 

Funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the role of Community Champions is:

  • to help increase vaccination uptake

  • to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • to tackle the spread of misinformation around COVID-19 and the vaccine

  • to reduce the impact of the virus on families, neighbourhoods and wider communities 

 

With your help, we want to create a diverse network of COVID-19 ‘Community Champions’, who can help address misconceptions and myths and amplify truths around the virus and the vaccine. 

Together, we can make sure that everyone in Walsall has the information they need to stay safe, help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save lives. 

Supporting local organisations

One of the key elements of the programme is supporting voluntary and community sector organisations to help recruit and train COVID-19 Community Champions. 

Partner organisations and their champions will receive the latest COVID-19 information packs and up-to-date advice and guidance to share with families, friends and their local community, alongside training to help them do so. This will include advice on how to stay safe and slow the spread of the virus, details about what extra support is available locally and facts to address misinformation and myths about vaccination. 

 

Organisations will also need to attend regular meetings with public sector health providers to give feedback and discuss suggestions and issues with each other, so we can all share ideas, best practice and understand what works, as well as addressing any concerns. 

Details of partner organisations chosen to be part of the Community Champions programme will be announced on this page in due course.

If you are an individual who lives or works in Walsall and you would like to become a COVID-19 Community Champion, please re-visit this page soon where we will be able to provide more information on which organisations will be recruiting.

If you have any questions or would like to request information in another format, please email walsallforall@walsall.gov.uk

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