New grant scheme launched to improve mental health and wellbeing in West Midlands - The Solihull Observer

New grant scheme launched to improve mental health and wellbeing in West Midlands

Solihull Editorial 30th Jan, 2023   0

MENTAL health organisation, Living Well UK, have launched a new grant scheme for community-based wellbeing initiatives, with over £60,000 in total available to support projects focused on improving the lives of those living in the West Midlands.

Supporting voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations, the scheme offers applicants the opportunity to showcase their vision for better mental health across the region.

Grants totalling between £5,000 and £20,000 are on offer, for both new and ongoing projects and initiatives.

With a particular focus improving mental health in the community, Living Well UK is looking for all kinds of initiatives: from training and tech innovations to community outreach and engagement projects.

Funding can be for testing an idea, validating, and/or moving into a new area, and the project must demonstrate its impact on wider mental health in the region.

Ben Howells, chief executive officer, at Living Well UK, will be overseeing the innovative new funding, and is looking forward to seeing its impact.

He said: “We are so excited to debut our brand-new funding scheme.

“Throughout the pandemic, and even now during the cost-of-living crisis, the health and care sector has become more important than ever.

“With more people putting their health needs on hold whilst they struggle with the cost-of-living, it is crucial to support those continuing to propose new initiatives that make a difference to our local community.”

Applications for the Living Well UK Grant Scheme are open until 6 February 2023.

Visit to apply.

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