What the Fund can support
The Fund can support a wide range of community-based mental health interventions that may draw from a variety of biological, psychological, and social recovery methods. Examples might include youth work, evidence-based clinical work, or support through creative arts or sports activities.
The Fund can cover direct service delivery costs in providing support for children and young people, as well as their immediate carers. These can be existing costs, or costs to pilot or deliver a new project.
In addition to the above, strong applications will demonstrate:
- Knowledge of existing mental health services and community support within the district, and ideally demonstrate existing partnership working with these services – or a clear plan of how this could be put in place
- Quality processes for measuring and reporting on the impact of recovery interventions e.g. the use of outcomes stars, Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) or The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS)
- Sustainability of service delivery
It is expected that grants will provide immediate benefit, and funded action will begin without delay. Grants should be fully spent within 12 months of award.
Successful applicants will be expected to participate in quarterly reporting outlining progress on outcomes and impact.