Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Inequalitiesis a research programme, in partnership with the National Centre for Creative Health, led by University College London’s Culture-Nature-Health Research Group.

Our research projects promote people-powered change, by amplifying lived experience voices. Together, we are exploring how collaborative community, cultural and nature-based activities can improve health inequalities in the UK.

It is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), including Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Medical Research Council (MRC).

The programme is funded across three phases from 2021 to 2027.

Phase One

Projects ran in 2022. This phase funded 12 pilot projects up to £180,000 for 12 months. These projects focus on how to scale up small, local approaches for addressing health inequalities.

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Phase Two

Projects began in November 2022. In this phase, 16 consortia-building projects running for nine months were funded up to £250,000 each. These projects will facilitate cross-partner collaboration, incorporating relevant non-academic partners, including community groups and health system organisations.

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Phase Three

Projects funded in this phase were announced in February 2024 and will run for 3 years. This £25 million investment will provide large-scale funding for 12 projects across the UK, building on phases one and two of the Mobilising programme.

The projects seek to tackle entrenched and long standing health inequalities in Britain’s poorest communities by exploring how health systems can collaborate more effectively with communities.

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ABOUT US

Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Inequalities Research Team includes: Helen Chatterjee (UCL); Alex Coulter (NCCH); Kiz Manley (UCL); Rabya Mughal (UCL); Linda Thomson (UCL); Hannah Waterson (NCCH)

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For general information please contact the Programme's Lived Experience and Programme Coordinator Kiz Manley on kiz.manley@ucl.ac.uk.

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