Funded by Impact on Urban Health and delivered by Design Council, the Employee Health Innovation Fund is a pioneering approach to support employers based in Lambeth & Southwark. The fund will use a design-led approach to create and test evidence-based innovations that can improve health and wellbeing of employees from low-income backgrounds with one long-term health condition.  

Over 2 years, the Employee Health Innovation Fund will invest £1m in interventions which will not only improve the health and wellbeing of employees in Lambeth and Southwark, but will also offer inspiration for other employers, as well as providing evidence to other urban health professionals around the world.  

We are looking for employers who could benefit from financial and technical support in workplace health or those who would like to try something new for their employees. We are also keen to hear from experts and service providers in workplace health and wellbeing to discuss how the fund can enable innovation in their products and services.  

Design Council will manage the fund and, with a range of expert partners, will support employers with a mix of financial and design advice to test, iterate deliver interventions.  These will be shared to demonstrate change and create a wider local movement towards healthier, more meaningful workplaces in Lambeth and Southwark.   

To find out more about the benefits of the Employee Health Innovation Fund and how you can apply for funding as an employer or service provider, please contact ehif@designcouncil.org.uk or call 020 7420 5264.