Fund supporting mental health projects in Berkshire now open for applications
Berkshire Community Foundation is encouraging projects helping address the effects of mental health issues to apply for grants via the 2017 Year of Mental Health fund.
The community-led initiative aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental health and raise funds to improve local opportunities. Berkshire Community Foundation has partnered with Brighter Berkshire to raise £200,000 to fund local projects and voluntary organisations.
Information on applying
The 2017 Year of Mental Health funding round will be open to applications from 22 September to 30 October 2017, for minor projects (up to £10,000) and major projects (up to £20,000). Six projects will be shortlisted to present at a ‘Pitch to the Panel’ event in March 2018.
In the first instance, applicants are being asked to submit an online Expression of Interest form along with their organisation’s latest Accounts, Constitution and Policies by 30 October 2017. Expressions of Interest will be considered by a BCF Panel, and organisations/projects which meet with the criteria most strongly will be invited to submit an online application form by 1 December 2017.
Shortlisted groups will be notified in January 2018 about presenting their project to a BCF panel on 7 March 2018. Applications not shortlisted for the ‘Pitch to the Panel’ event may be considered under alternative funding streams.
For more information and to fill out an Expression of Interest form, please visit BCF’s website here.