We are working with Essex Community Foundation (ECF) to support marginalised communities, helping to address health inequalities for people who have mental health problems.
To be eligible to apply, charities and community groups must be working within the mid and south Essex footprint.
There is £185,000 in grants available from our Mental Health Inequalities Programme to support either revenue costs, projects or capital costs.
Applications from these areas must be for work that:
- Focus on historically underserved communities
- Help us learn how to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of mental health support for people experiencing mental health inequalities
- Offer innovation and originality in supporting these groups of people to achieve their goals
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 can be given to individual organisations. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for organisations that are working together in a partnership to tackle an issue in their community.
The panel are keen to hear from community and voluntary organisations who have ideas for projects and initiatives that will reduce the health inequalities for marginalised and historically underserved communities.
How do I apply?
To provide more flexibility, the programme will open for applications on 23 August as a rolling programme with regular panel meetings. To apply, please read the guidance. You need to complete our online application form here.
If you have any questions about making an application, you can phone ECF on 01245 356018 or book a time slot for a 1-1 meeting with a member of the ECF grants team.Book a 1:1 slot
Find out more:
Essex Community Foundation will be hosting a Teams webinar which you can join to learn more about this Programme and ask any questions you may have. They will also be sharing information about the findings of their community listening project and marginalisation, and you will hear the experience of an ECF grant partner.
Webinar date: 23 August 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 2.30pm
Eventbrite – Sign up for the webinar here