Headstart Kernow Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund

Description: Providing grants to support children and young people aged 10 -16 with their emotional health and mental wellbeing. Open to local community groups, projects and individuals via sponsor agencies to promote resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 -16.

Type: Projects & individuals

Status: Open

Maximum: Minimum grant £500 Maximum grant £5,000

Opening: 31/07/2020

Deadline: 02/10/2020

Notes: The panel will be reviewing applications on a date to be confirmed


The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we live our lives. Even the most resilient of us have found these unprecedented and uncertain times challenging. Young people’s lives have been disrupted and many young people will be anxious about the ‘new normal’, feeling worried and anxious about going out again and returning to school.

The Headstart Kernow Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund has been established to provide grants to support children and young people aged 10 -16 with their emotional health and mental wellbeing. The Fund is open to local community groups, projects and individuals via sponsor agencies to promote resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 -16.

An application should make clear how the proposal is linked to at least one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

  • Connect
  • Be Active (get moving)
  • Keep Learning (take time for you)
  • Give (give to others) and Take Notice (stop and take notice).

Please see this link https://www.startnowcornwall.org.uk/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ for a range of ideas for each of the five ways, but examples might be things like (but not exclusive of)

  • trying new activities
  • taking on a new hobby or sport
  • learning something new
  • accessing green spaces
  • meeting new people through group activity.

An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young person resident in Cornwall who requires support.

APPLY NOW: Application forms will be available shortly
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