Sunday, March 7, 2021

Organisations invited to bid for mental health and wellbeing support funding

Organisations and groups that support people to manage their mental health and wellbeing are being invited to pitch for a share of £300,000 community funding.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) and Lincolnshire County Council have announced the latest round of their Mental Health Promotion Fund.

The fund aims to support people to live independently in their own homes and local communities, reducing social isolation and building stronger connections and networks with people and communities.

Projects which successfully receive an investment from the fund will become part of Lincolnshire’s Managed Care Network for mental health. This network is an alliance of groups and organisations which provide a range of activities and services to give people support, structure, and choice in their lives.

LPFT Director of Strategy, Planning and Partnerships, Jane Marshall, says the network’s efforts to reach those experiencing mental ill health are more important now than ever.

“Since launching the scheme in 2012, it has been great to see the number of people benefitting from projects enabled by the funding increasing year on year,” she said.

“This year has been a difficult year for social isolation, and COVID-19 continues to have a considerable impact.

“With the support of Lincolnshire County Council, we are pleased to be able to help local communities across Lincolnshire in reaching out and supporting people, families, carers and groups with activities and projects.

“This funding emphasises the importance of care and kindness, particularly towards those who are vulnerable during these unprecedented times.”

For this round of funding, the panel welcomes and encourages new projects to come forward with fresh and imaginative ideas that support key priorities including: physical activities which improve mental health, mental health advocacy and developing of befriending networks.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Thursday 5 November.

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