Managed Care Network: Mental Health Promotion Fund

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Wave 10 of the MCN Mental Health Promotion Fund has now been awarded. You can access further information about the successful projects by clicking here.

The Mental Health Promotion Fund has been established by Lincolnshire County Council and is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).

Groups and organisations who receive an investment from the Mental Health Promotion Fund will become part of Lincolnshire’s Managed Care Network for mental health. The network aims to help people who have already experienced mental health problems, or who are having their first experience of mental ill health. 

Aim for Wave 10 funding

Supporting people to live independently in their own homes and local communities.

Reduction in social isolation - Befriending, peer link workers, outreach support
Reduction in hospital admission - Increase help to remain at home during difficult periods
Prevent people from reaching crisis point - Support with living tasks, life's administration, home maintenance, pet care
Stronger connections and networks with people and communities - Giving people a helping hand in making those vital connections
​​Better equipped to take care of physical, mental health needs and fitness - Enable people to take control of their health needs and recovery
To have a purpose in life  - Learning new skills, taking on challenges, employment skills & opportunities

Funding distribution:

Funds will be available for providers to deliver projects in the following district areas of Lincolnshire, including for those who want to deliver county wide. £37,500 is available for each of the eight areas identified below:

  • North Kesteven
  • South Kesteven
  • West Lindsey
  • East Lindsey
  • South Holland
  • Boston
  • Lincoln
  • Countywide

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are a:

  • Community or Volunteer group
  • Charity
  • Voluntary organisation
  • Social enterprise
  • Community partnership
  • Community interest company

What can the funding be used for?

We are interested in projects that:

  • Link in with a wider network of partnerships, services, help and support.
  • Are provided by small scale, local groups and organisations, as well as larger   organisations.
  • Are based on evidence of what works and what is needed locally, as well as new ideas   that have not been tried before.
  • Can be up and running quickly.
  • Can run for between 6 to 12 months. The provider shall start the project within three   months of receiving the investment offer letter.
  • Focus on how they will make a positive difference for people, not just on the   numbers of people who will be helped.
  • Do not promise more than they can deliver.
  • Through small changes, can make a big difference.
  • Unlike personal budgets, people do not need to be eligible under Social Care   Eligibility Criteria to benefit from projects supported by the Mental Health Promotion   Fund.

What we can't fund

  • Political or religious activities.
  • A project or activity that provides services and activities (e.g. psychological therapy,    clinical treatment) that are already provided by a public body including NHS and local authority.
  • Projects that you cannot maintain because of high ongoing costs or long term     dependency.
  • Salaries – you can’t employ a person specifically using this fund. (Please note existing   employees of your organisation or sessional workers e.g. a Yoga teacher teaching a   one hour session a week four times a month can be funded).
  • Rent with a long term contract– please note you can hire a room e.g. hiring a room   once a week for 3 hours for a month (3hrs=£75 x 4 = £300 a month).
  • Reclaimable VAT.
  • Vehicles.​​​​​​​
  • Provisions (e.g. debt).​​​​​​​
  • Profits made by the applicant (e.g. dividends, shares and bonds).

Useful contacts

LPFT is not able to provide advice and support in writing your application. However, if you have any queries on the application process, please do not hesitate to contact:

Managed Care Network Team

  • Telephone: 01529 222245
  • Email:

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