Aims/priorities: Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health. The grants can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change.
Ideas would typically fit into one of the following categories:
- Destigmatising Mental Health
- Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care
- Improving Mental Well Being
The grants are for project-based activities that demonstrate clear innovation. The innovation can involve technology though it does not have to.
As well as the funding, successful grant applicants will be offered one or two ‘coaching’ sessions with one of the trustees by phone or video call. Between them, the trustees have a wealth of experience in business, education, the public sector and mental health services, so making that formally available to candidates offers additional support and encouragement.
Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from individuals; charities; social enterprises, community interest companies; schools; colleges; universities; pre-registration start-ups; voluntary groups; community groups and other not-for-profit entities based in the UK.
Grant amount: Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available.
Application process: The first step in the application process is to send an email with a brief outline of the idea and the budget being requested - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: This is a rolling programme. Applications will be considered at monthly trustee meetings.
Contact information: Enquiries - Tel 01675 443610, Email email@example.com
Website address: camgrant.org.uk