Sir Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Sir Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is open only to members of the Sir Norman Lamb Coalition for Young People.  The programme is focused on strengthening and enhancing community youth provision to support the mental wellbeing and resilience of children and young people. 

If you wish to find out more about the benefits of membership, and how to join, you can read more here.

Opportunities for Coalition members through this Fund will vary, and will be informed by ongoing consultation with the membership to reflect emerging needs.

Funding available

A maximum of £70,000 is currently available for grant making for grants of up to £5,000* to support activities comprising of one or more of the following:

  • Initiatives/ projects that actively support the wellbeing of children 11 years and under
  • Initiatives/ projects that help parents/ wider family support their children and/ or young people’s wellbeing (up to the age of 25)
  • Accredited professional development opportunities for staff or volunteers that allow them to develop the skills and expertise to provide support for children and young people (up to the age of 25), their parents and/ or carers.
  • The provision of counselling services / 1:1 therapeutic interventions to young people aged 11 – 25 years (these must be accredited)

Activity may be a continuation/ enhancement of existing provision, or a new/ pilot activity in response to evidenced need.

*Please note, in exceptional circumstances grants of up to £10,000 may be offered.   Please get in touch for advice before applying for a larger grant.

Things to consider

  • Grants are for a 12 month period and available from April 2022.
  • All grants must be spent by December 2023.
  • There will be a further grants round in November 2022.
  • Partnership working encouraged especially around the provision of counselling services

Costs that can be included

  • Travel, course fees and back fill costs for staff development
  • All costs related to project delivery
  • A range of capital and revenue costs that can be shown to meet the aims of the fund

Proposed activities should be able to meet at least one of the following outcomes, and explain how the outcome/s will be measured: 

1.       Improved mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.

2.       Children and young people are enabled to better understand and look after their own mental health and wellbeing.

3.       Children and young people feel more supported to recognise mental health issues and know where to go for help.

4.       Increased number of children and young people are appropriately supported by the right services at the right time.

5.       Children / young people are better supported through transitions, such as going to high school, leaving school, entering employment.

6.       Children / young people are more confident in developing their independence and resilience.

7.       An increase in young people accessing education, training and skills development opportunities.

8.       Increased knowledge and awareness within communities to support health and wellbeing.

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application form linked below.

When to apply

The deadline for applications is 12noon, Monday 17 January 2022 with grants expected to be awarded by the end of March 2022.

Grants should be spent by 31 December 2023. 

Those groups that receive funding will be expected to be an active member of the Coalition, to be prepared to engage, develop and seek to be an exemplar of good practice.  Successful applicants will be expected to work toward achieving agreed quality standards. 

Who can help

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact Catrin Hamer on 01603 623958 or email

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

up to £5000


17 January 2022 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Members of the Sir Norman Lamb Coalition for Young People are eligible to apply.

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

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