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: Project costs

Status: Open

Maximum: Groups applying on behalf of an individual can apply up to £1,000 and groups applying for group activities can apply up to £3,000

Opening: 09/01/2019

Deadline: 18/03/2019

Notes: Applications to this fund will be reviewed at the end of April 2019, date tbc


Great Western Railway and Cornwall Community Foundation invites grant applications to help support children and young people with mental health challenges.

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.

Groups applying on behalf of an individual can apply up to £1,000 and groups applying for group activities can apply up to £3,000 however the cost per head must not exceed £1,000.

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 or in support of a project. Please take note of the application form you are completing, there are two different forms:

–        Organisation seeking support on behalf of an individual

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–        Organisation seeking support on behalf of a project

 

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