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£5,000 men’s mental health grants for community groups

by KMBC

Community based organisations are invited to bid for funding to improve the mental health and well-being of men. Projects should have a particular focus on middle-aged men with bids welcome for up to £5,000.

Men often experience mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, with an estimated one in eight men suffering from such conditions.  However, men are less likely to access support or talk to others about their mental health and well-being until in crisis or too late.

In Cheshire and Merseyside 8 out of every 10 suicides are male, with middle-aged men from lower socio-economic backgrounds more vulnerable to death by suicide.

The funding is for projects which support the mental health and well-being of men, particularly middle-aged men, to help prevent worsening mental health and potential suicide.

The money for the grants is coming from NHS England grant funding via the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Prevention Implementation Group and Knowsley Council.

How do I apply?

Interested groups can access further details about the funding and download the application form from the Knowsley Council website.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm on Friday 27 March 2020.

Please allow four weeks from the deadline date for your application to be assessed.

Grants can not be awarded for activities which have already taken place or are due to start before your application has been awarded funding.

Successful projects should be ready to start their proposed activities within 6 to 8 weeks of funding being released.