Mental health small grants

15th September 2020

NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Council are now running a small grants scheme open to all adults in Rotherham, this will be open to all community organisations who want to help support positive mental wellbeing at this time, and to help reduce the impact of covid. For example, you might have become aware of new issues and needs within your community or organisation. Or perhaps an informal zoom meeting has come up with some great ideas around how you could help people improve their emotional wellbeing.

All activity MUST target adults who are experiencing poor mental health and who live in Rotherham; and should be ‘covid proof’; you should be able to start quickly, and continue during any further ‘lock-downs’

The types of activity this will fund are:

  • Activity that addresses the impact the pandemic is having on people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Activities linked to Rotherham’s Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign www.rotherham.gov.uk/health
  • Supporting engagement and empowerment – ideally the activity will be planned by the people involved
  • Use of new technologies and innovative ways of connecting with socially isolated individuals

Grants can range from £500 to £3,000. You should be able to start the activity immediately.

Community groups and not for profit organisations can apply. Our aim in providing this funding is that the money goes to very small organisations, based in and working in their local community – whether this is a geographical community or a community of shared interests. If any larger organisations apply for a grant, we would want to see evidence that they are working with and supporting a smaller, community based organisation; and we will prioritise this sort of application.

For more information click here.

For an application form click here.

Please return this form to: Helen Wyatt, Patient and Public Engagement Manager Rotherham CCG, Oak House, Moorhead Way, Bramley, Rotherham 01709 302042 helen.wyatt6@nhs.net