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Grants available for wellbeing projects in your community

10 October 2023

We know that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we want to help you make a difference in the lives of people in your community.  

That’s why this World Mental Health Day we’re excited to be offering grants between £500 to £1,000 to support community projects that promote mental health and wellbeing around the five ways to wellbeing framework developed by mental health charity Mind.  

  1. Connect with others
  2. Be active 
  3. Take notice of how you're feeling
  4. Keep learning 
  5. Give or help others

Whether you're running an event, activity or project to help people cope with stress, anxiety, or depression, combating loneliness or isolation, improving overall wellbeing or you're providing specialist support for people with mental health conditions, we want to hear from you. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible for a grant, your project must:

  • promote mental health and wellbeing around the five ways to wellbeing. 
  • aim to engage with, and benefit, SNG customers, within Hertfordshire and London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Lambeth, Westminster, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond, Hounslow and the South or Southwest of England.
  • be from a non-for-profit group/organisation that has a constitution which includes a formal decision-making process and has a bank account. 
  • be sustainable and have a long-term impact. 

How do I apply for funding?

To apply for a grant, please click here or the button below and fill in this form. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2023 at 5pm.

Click here to apply for funding

In the meantime, here are a few ideas for projects that you could apply for funding for: 

  • Connect with others: A weekly social club for people with mental health conditions, a community garden where people can come together to grow food and socialise, or a volunteer programme that matches people with mental health conditions with opportunities to give back to their community. 
  • Be active: A walking club for older adults, a yoga class for people with depression, a dance class for people with disabilities or a cycling programme.   
  • Take notice of how you're feeling: A mindfulness meditation class, a nature walk for people with anxiety, or an art class for people with PTSD. 
  • Keep learning: A community education class on mental health, a book club that discusses books about mental health, a language class for people with mental health conditions or awareness campaigns.  
  • Give or help others: A mentoring programme for young people with mental health conditions, a donation drive to collect food and clothing for people with mental health conditions, or a community service project to improve the spaces where beneficiaries access counselling or other specialist mental health services.  

Alternatively, are you a specialist mental health charity or local provider running key services for residents? Or do you have a great innovative idea for a project that supports better mental health and wellbeing in our communities?

If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for new partners to collaborate with on large-scale programmes and who are delivering specialist mental health and wellbeing services in our communities.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at customerservice@networkhomes.org.uk

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