The Handelsbanken Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund has been created to help sustain and develop the support and services that voluntary sector organisations can offer to alleviate a range of mental health and wellbeing issues in the community.  From counselling and befriending to support for carers, local provision can be a lifeline for people facing isolation and exclusion with nowhere to turn.

The Fund does not aim to fund statutory healthcare services, but to support voluntary and community sector interventions which promote mental wellbeing in the widest sense and for all ages.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Decisions will be made in April.