Funding to Support Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being (Liverpool City Region)

The Community Foundation for Merseyside has announced the second round of the Liverpool ONE Foundations Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme. Grants of up to £20,000 (from a total pot of £100,000) for 12 months work to cover project related costs are available.

The programme is targeted at local grassroots groups and is aimed at those with an income of under £500k (larger local charities may still be considered depending on the strength of the project against the fund criteria, but priority will be given to those with an income of under £500k).

Projects supported will aim to decrease the number of children and young people up to 25 years of age, suffering with mental health problems and raise awareness of mental health issues or remove the stigma currently associated with mental health problems.

The Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support families and young children to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring. They also wish to support projects that can be scaled up based on proven results, or projects to pilot and test new approaches and ideas to build evidence to use to further develop and scale up future initiatives.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

  • Projects developing children’s resilience, e.g. teaching children and young people methods and techniques to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues and focus on their mental wellbeing;
  • Family support such as projects aimed at parents to help prevent the development or escalation of mental health problems in children and young people;
  • Peer mentoring projects with a focus on mental health and wellbeing;
  • Projects looking to achieve a positive mind-set change around mental health, e.g. awareness raising projects;
  • Applications from community and voluntary sector organisations for projects taking place within schools as long as they are additional to national curriculum.

Deadline for applications is Sept 14th 2018.

For more information, visit www.cfmerseyside.org.uk