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Mental Health Promotion Fund

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Organisations and groups that support and help people manage their mental health and wellbeing are being invited to bid for a share of the community funding.

Funding comes from the Mental Health Promotion Fund, which was established by Lincolnshire County Council and is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).

The fund aims to help adults who have experienced mental health problems to participate in a wide range of activities to help them recover and maintain as good a quality of life as possible.

Grants of up to £25,000 are open for application. This year we have three priorities which link to the work undertaken by Neighbourhood Teams:

  • Physical activity to benefit mental health
  • Mental health advocacy support
  • Development of befriending networks

Your project is not required to meet one or more of these priorities to be considered for funding, however, applications that do meet the priorities could be scored more positively.

Successful applicants will become part of Lincolnshire’s innovative Managed Care Network, a collection of community groups that offer support through various activities to help people recovering from mental ill health, or living with dementia.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 13 June 2019.

If you have any queries on the application process please contact the Community Partnerships Team on 01529 222245 or email mcnapplication@lpft.nhs.uk.

Details about all of the other activities and groups are available from www.lpft.nhs.uk/MCN or by following the hashtag #LincsMHnetwork on Twitter and Facebook.

How to apply for investment

The following application pack includes all the information and forms you require to apply. This pack contains: 

In addition we have provided a number of template policy and procedure documents and checklists that will support you in your application.

As part of your safeguarding policy we will require escalation and allegation procedures. See templates below for examples.

Help available

We understand that some people might need some help to make an application for an investment.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is not able to provide you with advice and support in making your application but we have arranged a number of things to encourage you to apply, and to make it more likely that you will be successful in making an application. 

First, read the guidance document (above) very carefully.  We have tried to explain as best we can what we want to achieve and how we think groups and organisations can help us to do that.  Then, if you would like more help you can do any of the following things:

Signposting

Some organisations have lots of experience in making bids for money and are happy to help others learn from their experience. If you would like someone to support you in making an application please contact the Community Partnerships Team on 01529 222245 and we will try to arrange this for you.