Community Chests for Social Prescribing

What is a Community Chest?

Community chests bring together key representatives from across a local community to work in partnership and use local intelligence to agree funding priorities. Community chests can combine money from the NHS, the local authority as well as other sources such as, philanthropy and local businesses to create an accessible funding pot for the voluntary and community sector to support local activities.

We have piloted the community chest model across the seven boroughs in North East London and have ambitions to scale up the model out across the remaining London ICSs. We’ll be sharing this journey on Twitter at #LDNCCFund.

If you would like further information on any aspect of the Community Chest work, please contact