We are delighted to confirm the 36 local groups and organisations who received funding through the first round of the Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund!
We have been overwhelmed by the number, quality and creativity of the applications received and delighted to report that 36 groups and organisations were awarded funding for their community-based mental health and wellbeing projects and activities which will benefit people across the Falkirk district, totalling an investment of £415,139.50.
In October 2021, Scottish Government announced a £15 million investment in community health and wellbeing across Scotland, and that this would be managed in each Local Authority area by third sector interfaces (TSIs), like CVS Falkirk, in partnership with local public sector colleagues.
The fund aims to tackle some of the mental health and wellbeing challenges that have been worsened by the pandemic such as social isolation and loneliness, for adults aged 16 years old and over, with community-based initiatives, projects and activities.
Third sector groups and organisations were invited to apply to the Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for a small, medium or large sized grant. By mid-January 2022, all applications had been received and they were then reviewed by funding panels made up of local colleagues and partners.
The 4 key priorities for the Fund are noted below; each group and organisation was asked at the application stage to indicate which of these priorities applied to their project, with many projects covering multiple priorities. The pie chart below shows the proportion of awards made to projects and activities on the basis of each priority.
Please find below a list of the groups and organisations who made the 36 successful applications to the fund, and the award amounts they received.
|Avonbridge Community Association||£3,500|
|Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre||£10,000|
|Forth Environment Link||£13,230|
|Forth Valley Advocacy||£25,000|
|Forth Valley College||£9,626.50|
|Forth Valley Disability Sports||£9,700|
|Forth Valley Sensory Centre||£9,912|
|Freedom of Mind Choir||£6,250|
|Go Youth Trust||£9,950|
|Grangemouth and Bo’ness Citizen’s Advice Bureau||£10,000|
|One Parent Families Scotland – Falkirk||£25,000|
|Rainbow Muslim Women’s Group||£5,080|
|Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs||£3,185|
|Scottish Huntington’s Association||£9,500|
|Sustainable Thinking Scotland||£14,950|
|Tamfourhill Community Hub||£10,000|
|The Breastfeeding Network||£9,938|
|Transform Forth Valley||£10,000|
|Under the Trees||£9,565|
|Warriors in the Community SCIO||£16,075|
|Westfield Park Community Centre (SCIO)||£21,350|
|Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland||£9,900|
To make sure you keep up to date with local funding opportunities from ourselves and our partners, please sign up to our CVS Falkirk e-bulletin via the form at the very end of this page, or contact us by email: email@example.com
Alternatively, follow us on social media: