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Community grants available to boost mental health and wellbeing

There is a limited time left for organisations to apply for funding to better mental health and wellbeing in County Durham.

A mental health focused partnership of the Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Stamp It Out Partnership Hub is giving local organisations the opportunity to develop and implement community-based activities that will have a positive effect on the mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Funding is available for those in County Durham only, for those organisations that particularly help those people who are most vulnerable or isolated within our communities.

Chris Affleck, Coordinator of anti-discrimination and stigma mental health charity, Stamp It Out, said: “The closing date for this funding opportunity is Friday 10th September and we are appealing for organisations who are looking to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to sign up.

“Voluntary and community organisations can apply for grants up to £5,000, with all projects to be completed within 12 months of receiving the funding.

“Examples of areas the funding would benefit include but are not limited to lunch clubs or cafes, befriending, art classes, mindfulness activities, peer support groups, physical activity groups, volunteering groups, equipment needed to support facilitation of groups that meets the criteria and partnership approaches.”

This funding is provided from a successful allocation of money from NHS England, which is part of a number of initiatives that aim to reduce suicide rates in line with the national ambition of a reduction of 10% by 2020-2021.

This funding is open to applications from projects that support both adults and children.

If you would like further information on the funding opportunity, please visit and discover grant guidelines and an application form on our homepage.

For advice on applying to the fund, contact Chris Affleck on 0191 307 7030.

Visit Stamp It Out’s social media channels. Facebook page, Twitter @_StampOutStigma and Instagram @stampitout_codurham

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