In 2022 the Mental Health and 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.
The Funding was available to all Third sector and VCSE organisations with the overarching aims that the fund would:
The Fund itself was split into two pots, the Innovation and Sustainability Funds.
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 £1,000 up to a maximum of £10,000, 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.
In total the funds saw 118 applications with 41 successful organisations receiving Sustainability funding (detailed in yellow) and 20 organisations receiving Innovation funding (detailed in Blue).