Mental health projects across Scotland are being offered vital financial support this year, with the launch of a new Mental Health Fund from Bank of Scotland Foundation.
A total of £320,000 of funding will be made available to mental health charities and other charities that deliver projects focusing on mental health.
Charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £25,000, which will be awarded for one year. Applications must be made via the Bank of Scotland Foundation website before noon on Friday 6th July.
Mental health services are often delivered in non-traditional settings and to ensure Bank of Scotland Foundation can help reach those in real need of support, funding will be available to both mental health charities and other charities delivering mental health projects across Scotland. This may include: –
- initiatives designed to encourage people suffering from mental health illness to become more involved in their local community
- support for life skills development for those with mental health problems
- promotion and delivery of financial awareness and money advice service for people with mental health illnesses and their families
- traditional support such as counselling sessions and therapy.