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Just Launched: Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Over £400K is being made available to third sector organisations to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in Communities across Clackmannanshire & Stirlingshire.

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) and Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) as part of the TSI Scotland Network, have launched the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund from today (Monday 26th September).

The closing date is Friday 21st October and assessment will be completed by Monday 14th November with funds aiming to be distributed in the following week. There will be three levels of grant this year £3K, £8K and £15K and there will be up to a year to use the funds this year.

Documents & Links

Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund Guidance (PDF)
Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund FAQs
Application Form (Online)

Key Dates

Fund Launches: Monday 26th September 2022
Closing Date: Friday 21st October 2022
Assessment Completion: Monday 14th November 2022
Fund Distributed: WB Monday 21st November 2022

The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was first announced in October 2021 to support mental health and wellbeing projects in communities across Scotland. A further £15 million for Year 2 of the fund was announced in May 2022. Building on the focus on wellbeing and prevention in the Transition and Recovery Plan, the fund provides significant investment into community support for adults.
The fund is being delivered through a locally-focussed and co-ordinated approach via local Steering and partnership groups with lived experiences, led by Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs). The group comprises representatives from the third sector, Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), NHS, Forth Valley College and local authorities

The fund aims to support community-based initiatives that promote and develop good mental health and wellbeing and/or mitigate and protect against the impact of distress and mental ill health within the adult population. The fund aims to take a preventative approach to improving community mental health and allows communities to develop their own solutions, including developing stronger partnerships.

Grass roots community groups and third sector organisations will be able to benefit from the funds to deliver activities and programmes to people to re-connect and revitalise communities building on examples of good practice which have emerged throughout the pandemic. This year the steering group have adjusted the levels of grants to reflect the rise in cost of living and welcome bids which include and increase activities targeted to address this.

For more details, please contact Brian Weaver at brian.weaver@ctsi.org.uk

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