Sussex Health and Care Mental Health Collaborative VCSE Fund - Grow

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 third call for applications and is for the Grow funding stream.

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: Grow
There is a total budget of £125,000 available across two funding priorities:

• £75,000 in VCSE development grants for organisations who can evidence a track record of delivering activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of their communities.
• £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 is Noon Thursday 25 May.

For more information and the guidance notes, click here. 

or tips on how to complete a strong application, please watch our webinar video here.

Application form for priority one.
Application form for priority two. 

Please read our FAQs. 

If you have any further questions please do email

We held a webinar on 20 April to run through the grants programme and answer questions. You can watch again, here. 


How you can help

Whether you make a donation, attend an event or fundraise for us, every penny will help make life better for people with mental health problems.