The Time to Change Grants fund will make awards to approximately 75 community projects across England between May 2012 and March 2015. It funds projects that tackle stigma and discrimination by bringing people with and without mental health problems together.
The Time to Change Grants will fund projects that change attitudes and behaviour by engaging local communities in meaningful conversations about mental health. Applications from projects run in partnership by one or more organisations are particularly encouraged. People with experience of mental health problems should be involved in the planning and development of the projects at all levels.
25% of the fund is for projects run by and for people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, and 20% is for projects that work with young people.
To be eligible to apply organisations need to be either a not-for-profit constituted group or organisation or working in partnership with a not-for-profit constituted group or organisation that can hold and administer the grant and based in England, with the skills and resources to develop and manage a fresh and exciting project.
The first round of funding is now open for applications and grants will be awarded in May 2012.
In this round, organisations can apply for a grant in one of four funding bands:
Small grants – up to £20,000 (minimum £10,000)
Medium grants – up to £40,000
Large grants - up to £80,000
Flagship grants – up to £100,000
Three large grants and four flagship grants between now and 2015 will be given out – so the majority of funding will be to support grassroots work and will be allocated as small and medium-sized grants.
The next round of funding will be in Autumn 2012, and there will be two more rounds in 2013.
A Time to Change Grants Information Session is being run in Manchester on Monday 5 March 2012 which will tell you more about the type of project that is being sort to apply and who is eligible to apply, for further information, visit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/event/time-change-grants-information-session.
Deadline: Friday 30 March 2012, 14:00