Category Archives: Uncategorized

NEW Funding for Community Groups

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2015-16 – Northern Area

*MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

Date: 14/08/15

Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants available in MidUlster Council area (Magherafelt & Cookstown).

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown & Western Shores Area Community Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown & Western Shores Area Community Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources.

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of January 2016, including evaluation, by mid-March 2016. Dates for applications are as follows:
Monday 17th August 2015 – open for applications.
Wednesday 16th September 2015 – close for applications.

Small Grant Scheme aims:
• Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems:
• Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide
• To build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups
• Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

For further details please contact:
Denise Doherty
Suicide Prevention Development Officer
Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network
Unit 2 80/82 Rainey Street
Magherafelt
BT45 5AJ
028 79 634865 or cwsanmidulster@btconnect.com

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 12 noon

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in the council areas of Magherafelt and Cookstown.