Mental Health Fund for Children and Young People

Description: The Mental Health Fund for Children and Young People aims to provide opportunities to support children and young people, aged between 5-25 years, in order to supress the onset of loneliness, isolation, anxiety and ultimately depression. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the lives of young people at a critical stage in their development to prevent further poor mental health.

Type: Individuals

Status: Open

Maximum: An individual can apply for up to £1,000 only.

Opening:

Deadline: 30/09/2019

Notes: Applications to this fund will be reviewed on the 11th November 2019


The Mental Health Fund for Children and YP aims to provide opportunities to support children and young people, aged between 5-25 years, in order to supress the onset of loneliness, isolation, anxiety and ultimately depression. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the lives of young people at a critical stage in their development to prevent further poor mental health.

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the following:

  • Reduced social isolation
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms
  • New life skills
  • Fresh opportunities

Examples of what could be supported range from:

A young person on the edge of school exclusion seeking alternative education to regain their confidence, understand opportunities and gain new life skills.

A young person struggling with their feelings and emotions due to bullying and they require the support to establish, outside of an educational establishment, friendships and an enjoyable activity.

A young person struggling with a bereavement seeking additional support to improve their health and wellbeing.

An application for a grant must be made by a referral organisation for the benefit of any young person resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly who requires support. Individuals can apply for up to £1,000.

A referral organisation can be from the private, public or voluntary sector.

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