Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Supporting initiatives which promote mental health & wellbeing

In North Ayrshire (including Arran), the funding will be distributed via Arran Community and Voluntary Service (Arran CVS). We will be working in partnership with The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT), our local Integrated Joint Board (IJB), Community Planning Partnership (CPP), people with lived experience and other relevant organisations in our networks to develop a local plan.

On Friday 15th October 2021 Kevin Stewart, MSP, Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care launched the new Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, stating, “this funding reflects the importance we place on promoting good mental health and early intervention for those in distress and will help develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within local communities”.  This new fund is part £15 million allocated across Scotland to support mental health and wellbeing in communities. This funding reflects the importance we place on promoting good mental health and early intervention for those in distress and will help develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within local communities.

North Ayrshire allocation of this fund is £407,213.24

The ambition of this fund is to support initiatives that promote mental health and wellbeing for adults (16+) at small scale, grassroots, community level. It is accessible to small and medium sized groups whose income is no more than £1m. The fund can support both new and existing groups or projects, mental health does not need to be the central focus but the activity should clearly benefit the wellbeing of people, providing opportunities to connect and revitalise our communities in recovery from the pandemic.

Applications open week beginning 22nd November 2021 and funds will be fully allocated by the end of March 2022

Funds are available in three tiers; up to £2,000, up to £10,000 and a few allocations of up to £50,000

Monitoring and applications will be by a light touch approach, this will be consistent to the amount being sought

Our development officers are on hand to help at any stage in the application, so please get in contact if you have any questions

For further information find frequently asked questions here

Before completing any application please read the full guidance:

To apply please click on the relevant amount below:

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