Manchester Wellbeing Fund

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Aims/priorities:

In January 2017, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) embarked on an ambitious programme of clinical service transformation to improve the mental health outcomes for people receiving their services and to support the wider mental wellbeing of Manchester citizens.

Part of this vision for Manchester services involves building community support to promote mental wellbeing (feeling good and functioning well) and support people living with mental health conditions in the community.

A budget of £1.5m has been allocated for the three-year Manchester Wellbeing Fund, for community groups and GMMH service users who have great ideas about how to support their communities.

The main objectives of the Fund are:

– to develop community support around people’s mental health needs

-to promote mental health and wellbeing

– to challenge the stigma around mental illness

Who can apply? The Fund is for groups and service users who are passionate about mental wellbeing in their communities. It is designed to support individual projects rather than provide core funding for organisations.

Grant amount: Grants of between £250 – £3,000 are available

Application process: Applicants need to first complete an Expression Form online.

For grants of up to £500 applicants will only have to submit an Expression of Interest.

Deadline: This is a rolling programme, applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel: 0161 271 0477 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.gmmh.nhs.uk/manchester-wellbeing-fund