**The Fund is now closed for applications**
Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund
The Scottish Government launched the new Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund on Friday 15th October 2021. This new fund has been established with £15 million allocated to support adult mental health and wellbeing in communities across Scotland.
Here, in East Renfrewshire, this fund is being distributed via Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO (VAER), in partnership with our local Integrated Joint Board (IJB), Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and community organisations through our Wellbeing Network.
The fund will be open on 15th of November 2021 and needs to be fully allocated by the end of March 2022.
The ambition of this fund is to support initiatives that promote mental health and wellbeing at a small scale, grassroots, community level. It should be accessible to all groups, no matter how small or inexperienced they are. It can support both new and existing groups or projects. These do not have to have mental health and wellbeing as their main focus, but the application does have to clearly benefit the mental wellbeing of people in their community.
Who can apply?
The ambition of this Fund is to support initiatives which promote mental health and wellbeing at a small scale, grassroots, community level.
Applications can be accepted from a wide range of voluntary, ‘not for profit’ organisations, associations, groups and clubs or collaboratives/partnerships which have a strong community focus towards their activities.
The types of organisations that can apply are:
- Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIO)
- Unincorporated Associations
- Not-for-profit company or asset locked company or
- Community Interest Companies (CIC)
- Community councils
The Fund will also consider funding unconstituted groups, either by supporting them to be become constituted, or by supporting a partnership application with a constituted entity (that meets criteria above) holding a grant for the unconstituted group. Please get in touch with us, to find out more at email@example.com or call 0141 876 9555.
Fund Guidance and Useful Resources
Advice and Support
If you require support or have any questions about the Fund or application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Community Hub on 0141 876 9555.