The Public Health Agency commissioned the Community Development & Health Network (CDHN) to develop and deliver a programme of support for the community, voluntary and public sectors. Elevate provides opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities. The funding for Elevate is provided by the Public Health Agency through the Transformation Work Stream.
We will work with communities to support them to develop their strengths and use their assets to tackle the determinants of health and social wellbeing. (Delivering Together 2016)
The Elevate Programme is the implementation of the PHA led “Expansion of Community Development Approaches” Framework. This Framework was developed by the community development work stream (set up in January 2017) to examine how community development can tackle health inequalities and contribute to the transformation process.
7 May 2021
Despite the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 30 community and voluntary organisations this year benefitted from expert mentoring and support from organisations that have a track record of demonstrating excellent community development practice and a solid commitment to tackling health inequalities.
29 October 2020
We are delighted to announce the 34 successful applicants under the second round of the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme. This programme offers a range of training, networking and support opportunities as well as a grant of up to £5,000.
26 November 2019
We are delighted to announce the successful applicants under the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme. This programme offers a range of training, networking and support opportunities as well as a grant of £5,000 so the successful groups can bring their ideas to life, focusing on using community development approaches to reduce health inequalities at a local level.
30 October 2019
“With the Elevate programme running now for just under six months, there has already been much learning and much to juggle! Progress has, however, been continuous in bringing forward the four elements of Elevate – the Portal, the Capacity Building Training Programme, the Mentoring & Grants Programme and the Community Development Outcomes Framework.