Additional grant funding available from HeadStart Kernow to support young people’s mental wellbeing

Following the success of previous rounds of grant funding, additional funding is now available to community groups supporting young people’s mental wellbeing from the Headstart Kernow Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund.

The fund supports grants to, for example, try new activities, access green spaces and meet new people, as well as therapy-based interventions. Since the first round of funding, Headstart Kernow has awarded £123,000 to thirty-nine community projects in Cornwall.

Some of the most recent groups awarded include Wild Wonder and Wisdom CIC, an organisation that enables young people to feel empowered through outdoor learning, The Chalk Effect Climbing Project, a unique project supporting individuals to gain confidence and self-worth with the instruction of basic indoor climbing and Bodmin Amateur Boxing Club who through boxing, support young people with their mental wellbeing and physical fitness.

HeadStart Kernow, a partnership programme run by Cornwall Council and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund have been working in partnership with Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), to create and administer the fund.

Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of CCF commented, “It is absolutely brilliant to see that the success of previous rounds has now made additional funding available for community groups that are making a real difference to young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Cornwall. We encourage potential applicants to visit the CCF website for details on how to apply.”

For individual grants, applications are made through a sponsoring organisation, such as a youth group, community group or school.

Applications must be received by Friday 7th January 2022. For information on how to apply for the grant, click here.