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.
Type: Projects & individuals
Maximum: Individual grants between £500- £2,000 and up to £6,000 per group activitiy
Notes: The panel will be reviewing applications on the 13th April 2021
HeadStart Kernow is a partnership programme to develop resilience and mental well being in young people. It is Cornwall Council-led and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
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 going out again and going 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 in Cornwall with their emotional health and mental wellbeing. The Fund is open to local community groups, projects and individuals via referral agencies to promote resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 -16. The Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund aims to make an immediate impact on those children and young people who are currently in need of additional support.
What makes this grant programme unique is that it is led and shaped by young people with the necessary support, training and guidance. Young people have the opportunity to be involved from the start to finish and we are thrilled there will be a young people’s panel making decisions on applications.
How to make an application
An application should make clear how the proposal is linked to at least one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:
- Be Active (get moving)
- Keep Learning (take time for you)
- Give (give to others)
- 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.
Organisations must not be in receipt of National Lottery funding, this fund should not duplicate funding.
These funds are to make an immediate impact on individuals’ lives. With this in mind you should aim to spend your grant within 3 months of receipt. For all successful applicants we ask that a monitoring report is completed and submitted to us after 3 months and no later than 6 months of the grant award.
To apply on behalf of an individual:
An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young person resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, who requires support.
Grants range from £500 – £2,000
APPLY NOW: Application for an individual
To apply for a group activity:
We all know working in a team can drastically improve young people’s sense of belonging and enables individuals to build their confidence and self esteem amongst their peers. When applying for a group activity we would expect you to have identified the young people who will be involved that require additional support to boost their wellbeing and mental health.
CCF’s grant criteria does apply please read the grant guidelines to confirm your eligibility prior to completing an application.
Grants range from £1,000 to £6,000 (equivalent to a maximum of up to £2,000 per individual)
APPLY NOW: Application form for a group activity