Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme 2019-20 for Cookstown and Magherafelt areas.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring Round 2 awards to address the outlined themes.

Due to limited funding only a small number of projects will be supported.

NB. All proposed projects must be completed by 31st January 2020 – no extensions will be granted

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (Please see GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of January 2020, including evaluation by February 2020.

Small Grant Scheme aims:

  • Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems

  • Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

  • To build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups

  • Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

  • Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact Denise Doherty, Suicide Prevention Development Officer, denise@cwsan.org or 07540 969623/ 028 79 634865

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 16th September 2019 at 12noon

 

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in Midulster (Cookstown & Magherafelt only)