Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, an invitation to apply for a grant of £20,000.
To mark its £1m grant milestone the P&G Fund at the Community Foundation will make available a grant of £20,000 for a project that sits within its ‘Everyday Health and Confidence’ criteria and focusses on addressing mental health and wellbeing.
The Community Foundation’s Vital Sign research found that:
• our area scores below the national average for self-reported wellbeing;
• we have higher rates of mental ill-health and self-harm;
• children and young people in poverty are more likely to experience problems with emotional wellbeing;
• for adults, wellbeing can be adversely affected by long-term illness, disability or substance dependency; stressful events, living on a low income or being homeless;
• for older people, low income, isolation, cognitive impairment and bereavement can also have a negative impact;
• a wide range of community and voluntary groups are active, complementing acute/specialist work supported through statutory funding.
Applications are sought from charitable organisations working in Tyne & Wear and/or Northumberland with an annual income of between £50k and £500k.
We are offering a grant of up to £20,000 for up to one-year’s work, commencing 1st October 2018, to fund projects addressing mental health and wellbeing at local level and particularly addressing one or more of the issues identified above.
The grant can be used to support a specific project within your organisation.
The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate:
• a track record of success in addressing mental health and wellbeing in Tyne & Wear and/or Northumberland;
• a clear and robust plan for using the funding to address mental health and wellbeing at local level;
• a strong commitment to measure what has been achieved and share the story of their work.
Our normal exclusions will apply. See www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply for general guidelines.
There is a two-stage application process:
Please provide us with a P&G Fund Tackling Mental Health and Wellbeing 2018 Expression of Interest (EOI). In no more than 2 sides of A4 (font size 12) it should include:
• confirmation that your group is based in Tyne & Wear or Northumberland;
• a description of your group; its governance structure; staffing levels; a summary of what you do and income and expenditure for 2017/18;
• a clear and costed project proposal.
The deadline for submitting an EOI is 5pm on Monday 11th June 2018.
Your EOI should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact both successful and unsuccessful applicants from stage one by email on Friday 22nd June 2018.
Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, using the Community Foundation’s standard online application form.
The deadline for submitting the application is 5pm on Thursday 19th July 2018.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants from stage two will be notified by email no later than Friday 31st August 2018.
Applicants must be prepared to spend their grant in the year commencing 1st October 2018.