Please see below funding streams related to health and wellbeing (including streams related to mental health and physical health) available to you and your organisation, both local and national opportunities.


Local

BLMK Suicide Prevention Wave 4: Local groups and organisations across BLMK can apply to fund suicide prevention projects which aim to reduce mental health inequalities. The fund is for projects and programmes that support individuals from the groups known to be at higher risk of experiencing mental health inequalities due to unequal social, environmental and economic conditions within society. The maximum grant is £5,000 per organisation, but if an organisation is seeking funding to deliver work in two or more localities then an application for up to £8,000 can be made. For queries and further information contact: gary.read@milton-keynes.gov.uk. Deadline 31 July.

National

ACT Foundation Grants: ACT Foundation Grants to individuals and other charities, to enhance the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled). Funding for buildings, equipment, respite breaks.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust: We have a variety of programmes and funding opportunities in England focused on improving our three key themes; health & wellbeing, employment and skills.

Ford Britain Trust Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 for projects which benefit local communities. The funding is made available by the Ford Britain Trust Large Grants programme to support a range of projects focusing on the advancement of education, the environment, children, those with disabilities, youth activities and local communities. Applications will be considered from all UK locations. However, organisations based in Essex (including East London), Bridgend, Southampton, Daventry, Manchester and Liverpool – areas close to Ford locations – will be given priority. Funding will support capital projects such as refurbishments, or expenditure on items such as furniture, equipment or computers. Applications will be accepted until the 31st July 2022 for consideration at the September Trustees meeting.

The Happiness Fund: The Happiness Fund is enabling and supporting projects which aim to improve mental health & wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities throughout the UK. The Fund will award up to £2,500 per quarter to support groups setting up and supporting new projects and activities. To be successful, applicants must demonstrate how the group/activity can be self-sustainable and attract further long-term funding from other sources.

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme: The Reducing Isolation in Later Life Grants programme offers both small and large grants to registered charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years of age in England and Wales. Over the next five years, the MCF will be supporting charities that help people to overcome barriers to actively participate in society in their later years.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain – whether physical, emotional or financial – of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind.

Physical Activity Grant | Parkinsons UK
Parkinsons UK Physical Activity Grants Scheme helps people with Parkinson’s become and stay active. Grants are available for activity providers, communities, networks and organisations across the UK to develop new opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to become and stay active.
Deadline: 10th June 2022.

The Pink Ribbon FoundationThe Pink Ribbon Foundation is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. The closing date for applications is the 26th May 2023.

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund: Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing in the Workplace: Funding of between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant is available over a period of three financial years to expand or develop projects or programmes in areas outlined in the information pack. Applications with a commitment secured for additional funding will be prioritised but all applications will be considered. The closing date for applications is 9:00 Friday 5 August.

Women & Girl’s Match Fund | Big Give: Thanks to funding from DCM’s Tampon Tax, the Big Give are offering extra support to organisations supporting women and girls.Deadline: Throughout 2022.