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Open for Applications: £80k Adult Social Care Grant

Open for Applications: £80k Adult Social Care Grant

We're delighted to offer funding for VCSE organisation/s to help people across the district, aged 18 and over, with low level mental health through group support and activities.

There is an ongoing need for non-clinical low level mental health and wellbeing support across Wakefield District, and evidence that existing support improves people's quality of life.

Our funding is focused on this, and Wakefield Adult Social Care fully recognise the importance of supporting VCSE mental health organisations within the community and the successful outcomes they achieve. In addition, they are fully supportive of the Mental Health Network and other existing provision/services in Wakefield and see the mental health support funded through this grant as an opportunity to support and complement existing services.

There is one £80,000 grant available for a VCSE organisation or partnership. This will fund one year of provision from April 2024, with the possibility to extend for a further two years if successful outcomes are achieved.

We're looking for an organisation to provide low level non-clinical advice and guidance in the form of group support sessions and activities. Group support sessions should be suitable and inclusive for adults aged 18 and over, with the aim of: promoting confidence and self-esteem; supporting engagement within local communities; and reducing/delaying the need for people with low-level mental health to access secondary services.

Finding out more

We are running an online information session for interested applicants to find out more about this fund and ask any questions. We can also provide information about the Third Sector Framework and how to apply. The information session will take place on Monday 12 February, from 1pm to 2pm.

Please email to register your place.

Making your application

This fund will be distributed through Wakefield District’s Third Sector Framework, a fair, open and transparent way of distributing funding to VCSE organisations across Wakefield District. So to apply for the Adult Social Care Grant, you need to:

  1. Complete the Application Document
  2. Apply to become a member of the Third Sector Framework, if you are not already one.

Find more information and the application document on our funding page.

Applications for this fund will close at 12pm on Monday 19 February 2024.

Jan 29, 2024