Shine Lincolnshire are pleased to announce the launch of three new funding opportunities rolled out through an arrangement between NHS Lincolnshire ICB, Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust.
The Suicide Prevention Investment Fund and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Investment Fund will allow community groups and organisations to deliver a variety of support activities, services and projects which provide people with structure and choice in their lives contributing to individuals’ emotional wellbeing within their own community.
Suicide Prevention Investment Fund – Wave 4
The fund aims to support organisations to deliver innovative local projects across the whole of Lincolnshire. These projects will be embedded in communities and will be responsive to local needs.
In Lincolnshire the total available funding is £130,000. VCSE organisations are invited to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for local projects and up to £20,000 for countywide projects which work to prevent suicide and/or support people affected by suicide.
This programme is addressed towards all people aged 18 and over with a focus on providing services and activities that support people who may be at risk of suicide.
The application period for the Suicide Prevention Investment Fund will open on Wednesday 1st November 2023 for 7.5 weeks and will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December 2023.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Investment Fund 2024/25 – 2 Funding Opportunities
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Investment Fund was formed following agreement with Lincolnshire partners as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme to create two funds, a large Sustainability Fund, and a smaller Innovation Fund.
The Sustainability Fund
The Sustainability Fund, which will hold the majority share of monies, opens to Lincolnshire VCSE partners on an annual basis, organisations can apply for a grant of up to £25,000 for local projects and up to £50,000 for full countywide projects in Year 1, with the allocation of funding for each individual project gradually decreasing by pre-determined proportions over a period of 3 years.
The application period for the Sustainability Fund will open on Wednesday 1st November 2023 for 12.5 weeks and will close at 12pm on Friday 26th January 2024.
The Innovation Fund
The smaller Innovation Fund will enable organisations to apply for smaller grants (from £1,000 up to a maximum of £8,000) to pilot new and innovative ideas in their communities for up to 12-months before seeking, if appropriate, to apply to the Sustainability Fund.
The application period for the Innovation Fund will open on Wednesday 1st November 2023 for 7.5 weeks and will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December 2023.
We are holding information sessions during October where we will share additional information around the 3 different funding opportunities as well as additional information sessions during each application period with additional guidance around the application process to help you make successful applications.
All sessions will be via Microsoft Teams:
Funding Overview and Information Sessions
Friday 6th October 9am – 10am
Friday 6th October 12pm – 1pm
Friday 6th October 4pm – 5pm
Monday 9th October 10am – 11am
Monday 9th October 3pm – 4pm
Wednesday 11th October 11am – 12pm
Thursday 12th October 1pm – 2pm
Thursday 12th October 4pm – 5pm
Tuesday 17th October 8am – 9am
Tuesday 17th October 5pm – 6pm
Thursday 19th October 10am – 11am
Thursday 19th October 4pm – 5pm
Friday 20th October 2pm – 3pm
Wednesday 1st November 9am – 10am
Wednesday 1st November 12pm – 1pm
Wednesday 1st November 2pm – 3pm
Suicide Prevention Investment Fund Application Guidance Sessions
Monday 13th November 4pm – 5pm
Tuesday 21st November 8am – 9am
Thursday 30th November 10am – 11am
Wednesday 6th December 12pm – 1pm
Friday 8th December 2pm – 3pm
Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Investment Fund – Innovation Application Guidance Sessions
Tuesday 14th November 10am – 11am
Monday 20th November 3pm – 4pm
Wednesday 22nd November 12pm – 1pm
Friday 1st December 9am – 10am
Thursday 7th December 2pm – 3pm
Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Investment Fund – Sustainability Application Guidance Sessions
Wednesday 15th November 2pm – 3pm
Thursday 23rd November 9am – 10am
Tuesday 28th November 4pm – 5pm
Thursday 7th December 12pm – 1pm
Monday 11th December 10am – 11am
Friday 5th January 11am – 12pm
Wednesday 10th January 1pm – 2pm
If you would like to register for any of the events, please email your name, contact details and the sessions you would like to attend to:
[email protected] where you will be sent a link via email to join the session(s) of your choice. Please note booking is available up until 12pm the day before the session is due to be undertaken (excluding weekends).
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions but would like further information, guidance or support, please email your contact details and the location(s) of where you are looking to deliver your activity and we will arrange for a member of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team to contact you.