Sussex Health and Care Mental Health Collaborative VCSE Fund - Grow Priority 2

The Sussex Health and Care (SHC) Mental Health Collaborative have made available a total of £600,000 to fund projects, delivered by VCSE organisations, that address the recommendations of the national Suicide Prevention strategy and support the transformation of community mental health services for adults in Sussex.

The funding is split between three funding programmes: Innovate, Build, and Grow. This is the fourth call for applications and is for the Grow funding stream, specifically priority 2 as all funds for priority 1 were allocated in the previous round.

During the first and second rounds of funding for Build and Innovate we received 72 applications in total, worth £2,176,950‬, clearly evidencing the need project funding to try out new interventions and also to scale up existing work to respond to need in our communities.

This grants programme is being managed by Heads On, working on behalf of the SHC Mental Health Collaborative.

Current opportunities and availability:
We previously ran a call for applications across two priorities for Grow. We successfully allocated all funding available for priority 1 and are now opening the call a second time for applications that meet the aims and objectives for priority 2.

Priority 2:

£50,000 to support infrastructure development for minority ethnic led organisations in Sussex by established minority ethnic led development organisations to build capacity in healthcare delivery.

Deadline for submissions of applications to Grow: Priority 2 is Noon Friday 15 December. There is an error on the guidance notes. Please use 15th December the deadline. 

For more information and the guidance notes, click here or for the application form for priority 2 here

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