Community Mental Health Organisations and Groups Encouraged to Apply for Our Grants

Published: 30 June 2022 to 31 December 2098

We are delighted to launch our new Community Mental Health Grant programme this month.

The programme is designed to support community-led ideas that can respond to the mental health needs of residents living across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The core goals of the programme include enabling local level, peer-led activities to empower people to put their wellbeing first, exploring new ways to deliver and connect mental health support within communities, and listening, learning and adapting existing community activities to improve personal resilience.

As a result, we are seeking local grassroots organisations and groups to apply for the small community grants that will help shape, transform, and build support and hope across the geographical area.

Services within our Trust acknowledge that many community initiatives are delivering a wide range of valuable interventions and support pathways for people, which will help build resilience and provide guidance for those who would benefit from improving their mental health.

Natalie, Mental Health Transformation Lead, said:

“It’s important that we recognise the individuals, organisations and groups that tirelessly support our communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. We know of some fantastic work that exists across the Hull and East Riding area, and we are keen to provide further financial support that will allow more opportunities to take place.

As an NHS organisation, we believe we have a responsibility to deliver high standards of clinical care, but we also acknowledge that meaningful support can also come from outside of our service offering. With access mental health services being more important than ever, we want to support those groups who can, in turn, help us reach and connect with our local people.”

If you feel you are running an organisation or group in Hull and the East Riding which is making a positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of others, please consider submitting an application for our Community Mental Health Grant programme.

To be eligible for a grant, you must:

  • either be a charity, not-for profit company or voluntary and community group
  • lead activities that engage with residents living within Hull and East Riding
  • demonstrate an understanding of local needs to support the proposed project

Some examples of initiatives that would be considered:

  • a small peer-led support group in need of equipment to create a new activity
  • the promotion of an existing activity or addressing barriers to participation
  • responding to an emerging need within an existing support programme

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