Supporting men’s mental health – Rotherham small grants scheme

20th December 2018

NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Council are working in partnership to fund local voluntary and community sector initiatives aimed at men.  We want to support activities for men planned by local men themselves, with a focus on improving men’s mental health and reducing social isolation.

Therefore a one-off round of small grants of up to £3,000 will be available for organisations to develop  and run activities to support men’s mental health.

Suicide prevention is a priority within Rotherham, and organisations including local NHS services, Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire Police, voluntary and community organisations are working together through a local group to prevent deaths by suicide. We now want to work closely with community groups to fund activity at a very local level. We know from local data that men are at a higher risk of suicide; three quarters of the deaths by suicide are male.

Currently the funding is only available as a one off grant, there is no guarantee that any similar funding will be available in the future.  The funding will be prioritised to men over age 18, from the communities with the highest suicide rates; these are:-Rotherham East; Rotherham West; Boston Castle; Wingfield; Maltby; Aston & Woodsetts.   If we don’t get many applications from these areas, we will consider applications from other places.  However, all bids MUST target Rotherham men.

If you have a good idea and not sure your group qualifies or would like to discuss your ideas with someone, please give Helen Wyatt a call on 01709 302042 or email helen.wyatt6@nhs.net

The deadline for applications is: Friday 15th February, 12 noon.

Further details are available on the guidance document and the application form:

Guidance Document

Application Form

The information is also on Rotherham CCG website here http://www.rotherhamccg.nhs.uk/small-grants-scheme.htm