Health Determinants Research Funding (HRDC)

West Northants Council (WNC) have an exciting opportunity to bid for £5 million pounds to host one of a small number of Health Determinants Research Collaborations. Winning this money would help them to tackle the issues that have the biggest effect on the health and wellbeing of people living and working in West Northants. The HDRC will ensure research is used to support everything they do to improve the lives of our communities. The aim is to create research and evidence on what works and share this widely with other local authorities and partners. WNC would like their colleagues working in the Council to better understand the role they play in improving the health and wellbeing of our communities and how what they do can impact this. The HDRC research agenda will be shaped by the things that affect our health and wellbeing (such as where we live and work) and what we can do to make this better. The HDRC will do this through improving research skills of people working in the local authority, ensuring there are the right resources available, and helping colleagues consider how best to use and conduct research in everything they do.

WNC would like members of the public to be involved in the development of the HDRC proposal and funding application to ensure the collaboration considers the things that are important to our communities. We want to ensure all communities are involved in all stages of the development of the HDRC and its research.

If you would like to attend an online workshop to find out more about and discuss the development of the HDRC on 18th July 2023 (1-2pm) or WNC have created a short survey and they would appreciate your time to respond here.

If you would like to be involved in future conversations about the HDRC please email