Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Scottish Government have announced a new fund as part of their Recovery and Renewal Fund to support mental health and well-being in communities across Scotland.

The intended outcome of the Fund is to develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within local communities and across Scotland with improved awareness of how we can all stay well and help ourselves and others. The Fund will be distributed by Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s), like DundeeTSI to community groups and organisations and will open for applications in Dundee on Friday 26th November.

Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action.

Guidance

Dundee TSI Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund Guidance
For any queries throughout this process please contact [email protected] or phone in on 01382 305700 and some one will help you at the time or call you back.
Staff from across our Engagement, Social Isolation and Mental Health and Substance Use teams are able to support your application and answer any queries.

Application Forms

Level 1 Grants (up to £5,000)

Application Form (Level1) – Dundee TSI Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund
Level 1–Applications will be assessed as they are received. The final deadline for application submission is 17 January 2022.However, this fund may close before this date if all the money is allocated. An early application may be beneficial in view of this.
For projects to receive funding before 25th December, please submit your application by 10th December 2021.
If successful you should hear within two weeks.

Level 2 Grants (£5,000 to £25,000) 

Application Form (Level 2) – Dundee TSI Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund
The closing date for applications is 17th January 2022.Applications will be assessed on the 24th January 2022.

Briefing Sessions

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Chief Executive Officer, Eric Knox held two briefing sessions covering the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and how it will be distributed in Dundee. Dundee TSI welcomed members of the third sector community to attend.
Following these sessions you can view a recording below or view the DVVA Presentation Slides.

 

Monitoring

  • Level 1 – Completion and submission of a monitoring form by 11th April 2022
  • Level 2 – Completion of a progress report by 11th April 2022 and a monitoring form by 11th July 2022

Forms will be distributed following confirmation of funding.

Monitoring is likely to include information about the number and types of people who benefited. Where it is appropriate we would also like to see photographs, videos or case studies of your project, and to be able to come visit the project and meet with the people involved. We want the work of this fund to inform future policy and funding decisions. With this in mind we may also create opportunities for great projects to showcase their work and the impact they have on citizens and communities. Applicants are encouraged to participate in these.

Read More

Read more about the funding announcement from Scottish Government and TSI Scotland Network.

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