|COMMUNITIES MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING FUND FOR ADULTS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 2 OF THE FUND ON MONDAY 17th OCTOBER 2022|
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (the Fund) for adults will be open for applications for support for year 2 of the fund at regional Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) across Scotland on Monday 17th October 2022.
The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults was launched by the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care to help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic. The Scottish Government made available £21m to communities in 2021-22, involving over 1,800 awards to community projects to date, with a further £15m available this year, for year 2 of the Fund.
The funding recognises the important role that small, grass roots, community groups play in supporting adult mental health and wellbeing and builds on the excellent examples of good practice we have seen emerge throughout the pandemic.
The purpose of the Fund is to build and develop capacity within community organisations and groups to support the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. It aims to help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic and more recently by the cost of living crisis.
Regional TSIs, working in collaboration with local partners, deliver the Fund locally, distributing funding to grassroots community organisations.
How to apply for support from the Fund
To make an application for support from the Fund you will need to contact your regional TSI and enquire about the local application process. You are already on your local TSI website!