Innovation Grant

Innovation Grant

Shaw Trust are a Strategic Partner on behalf of Kent County Council and deliver the Live Well Kent (LWK) programme across Ashford, Canterbury and Coastal and West Kent CCG areas. We support people to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. The service is free to anyone over the age of 17, living within these geographies.

As part of the programme we have an established delivery network of providers that are commissioned to provide various courses/sessions to support the client’s journey. The model has been built within a framework that allows LWK to contract a range of services that meet the needs of individuals that require support.

To enable LWK to grow their provision and try new projects, an Innovation Grant of £6,000 per CCG area is offered on an annual basis to meet emerging needs of individuals in our geographies. This year we are seeking innovation bids from providers to deliver:

  • Structured programmes of support to young people aged 17 -25 to develop resilience, learn new skills and to enhance physical wellbeing.

The attached specification sets out the service requirements including location and volumes and includes the Expression of Interest (EOI) form (Annexe 11.1). If your organisation would like to express an interest by submitting an application, please follow the instructions set out in the EOI form, this also includes how to submit questions prior to the application period closing.

You can find further details, including our evaluation and scoring criteria in the attached documents to support your submission.

Here is the commissioning timetable

Action Date
2019-20 Innovation Service Specification released From 20th January 2020
Live Well Kent email opened for invitation to providers to submit bids 20th January 2020
Clarification questions period – questions from providers 20th – 31st January 2020
Deadline for submission 14th February 2020
Evaluation of bids w/c 17th February 2020
Contract award 21st February 2020
Issue new contracts February 2020
Contract start 23rd March 2020


Please read the Service Specification for full details of the grant.

If you would like to express an interest in the Innovation Grant please fill in the LWK Expression of Interest Form and send it to

If you have any questions, please submit a clarification question to