NHS Community Mental Health Transformation Programme: Positive Changes Fund

This fund is now closed for applications.

Grants for charitable organisations to work with adults with Severe Mental Illness from priority groups (see below), to help them engage with statutory and community mental health services and to develop community support plans where required.

Please note: projects must meet the requirements detailed in the Positive Changes Fund Service Scope Document.

Donor
NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NCCCG)

Who can apply?
Charitable organisations working with one or more of the following priority groups:
• LGBTQ+
• Gypsy-Romaine-Travellers
• Ethnically diverse communities
• Refugees
• Veterans
• Male (aged 15-50)
• People from underserved areas

Priority will be given to projects that:
• are transformative and demonstrate new ways of delivering community-based services
• support adults with Severe Mental Illness to engage with statutory and community mental health services
• demonstrate high levels of co-production and engagement with people with lived experience
• clearly demonstrate their unique impact to people with Severe Mental Illness
• demonstrate collaborative/partnership working

What the Fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals
• capital costs
• existing projects, unless they are expanding to cover people experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI)

How much can you apply for?
• Organisations applying on their own can apply for up to £25,000.
• Organisations working collaboratively with other organisations (which is encouraged) can apply for up to £75,000.
• Applicants are allowed to submit applications for projects that deliver against both the Positive Changes Fund and the Healthier Lifestyles Fund .

Additional requirements
• Applicants MUST meet and commit to fulfilling the project delivery and reporting requirements detailed in the Positive Changes Fund Service Scope Document.
• Projects must be delivered within 12 months of receipt of the funding award.
• Projects will be evaluated 10 months after the award date to assess for continuation funding.

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Sarah Thompson on 01900 825760 or email sarah@cumbriafoundation.org

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