A HAMPSHIRE health watchdog is launching a £30,000 fund to improve the lives of local residents.

The money will be split into grants of up to £2,000 for projects, groups and individuals that gain information about people’s experiences in health and social care.

Healthwatch Hampshire manager Steve Taylor said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their ideas or projects funded and so there is no need for the group to be a registered charity or official group.

“We are looking to invest in the capacity of small grassroots projects and will judge projects on their merits.”

To apply visit healthwatch hampshire.co.uk or call 01962 857371.