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Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Investment Fund

Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Investment Fund

In 2022 the Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Investment Fund was launched following agreement with Lincolnshire partners as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme. The fund brings together the Community Asset Development Allocation and the Managed Care Network mental health funding.

This funding was available to all third sector and VCSE organisations with the overarching aims that the fund would:

  • Support growth and innovation of VCSE organisations to deliver projects for the benefit of those experiencing a mental illness or wellbeing need.
  • Support smaller grass roots organisations to deliver and test out innovative ideas in response to local population need.
  • Further support the growth and sustainability of partner organisations to ensure the collective development of a mental health, learning disability, and autism informed society and workforce.
  • Ensure that all funding is aligned to clear objectives, able to evidence and demonstrate impact and delivery that is of benefit to the Lincolnshire population which they serve and does not duplicate other funding streams.

The fund itself was split into two pots, Innovation and Sustainability.

The Sustainability Fund opens on an annual basis with the allocation of funding for each individual project gradually decreasing by pre-determined proportions over a period of 3 years.

The Innovation Fund enables organisations to apply for smaller grants from  for a maximum of 12 months, to pilot new and innovative ideas in their communities before seeking, if appropriate, to apply to the Sustainability Fund.

Following the success of Year one of funding, the fund was reopened for applications in late 2023 for projects starting in 2024. 

Details of the successful projects through this funding stream can be viewed or downloaded in the publication below.