The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is accepting applications for its Small Grants programme to support Mental Wellbeing.
GMCVO is looking for activities that will support adults to maintain or raise their levels of mental wellbeing using the principles of The New Economics Foundation’s “Five Ways to Wellbeing” while maintaining the government’s social distancing guidance and restrictions. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing include five different areas of activity, that evidence shows, people need to be doing to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing; be active, notice, connect, give and learn.
- Grants from £500 – £3,000 are available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to run activities that will support adults from the communities of identity or experience below that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.
- Grants from £500 – £3,000 are available.
- They are looking to fund applications that support adults to participate in at least three of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
- Funding can be given to deliver an existing activity in response to the current social distancing restrictions or a new activity that can be delivered within the government’s social distancing restrictions.
- The grants can be used for a variety of purposes which could include; equipment, online solutions, printing, distribution, staff-time and facilitators. They would expect that applications will reflect good value for money. They cannot fund one-off events unless they are part of a much bigger project.
- They welcome applications that are the development of a project funded by a GM Mental Wellbeing micro-grant (providing receive monitoring that demonstrates the effectiveness of the approach).
For your organization to be eligible to apply:
- You must be a constituted Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) organization operating in Greater Manchester for the benefit of Greater Manchester residents (also includes Glossop).
- You must have a bank account requiring two signatures in the name of your organization.
- Your organization’s income must not have exceeded £100,000 in its most recent full financial year.
- Have a Safeguarding Policy which includes DBS checks if you work with vulnerable adults.
- You must be willing to commit to monitoring the project (guidance will be provided) and tell us about it.
For your project idea to be eligible:
- The project proposed must benefit one of the following communities:
- Adults from BAME communities;
- Adults living with long term physical or mental health conditions;
- Disabled adults;
- Socially isolated older people;
- Military veterans;
- People who are unemployed;
- Adults who identify as LGBTQI;
- Adult careers.
- Participants of the proposed project must be residents of Greater Manchester (including Glossop).
- The project proposed must either be adapting an existing activity in response to the government’s social distancing restrictions or a new activity that can be delivered within government social distancing restrictions (current at the time the application is submitted).
- The project must be delivered by the end of June 2021.
For more information, visit https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/gm-mental-wellbeing-grants/small-grants