GM Mental Wellbeing Grants

We are delivering the fourth year of a grants programme, funded by the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership (GMICP), to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester (including Glossop), to improve their mental wellbeing.

This programme aims to support GMICP’s 2023-2028 strategy which sets out how they will work together to improve the health of people across Greater Manchester, through the partnership.

Evidence shows that there are steps that can be taken to improve mental health and wellbeing. As part of this programme, we are encouraging organisations to think creatively about how the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ could be used to support people. These include connecting with others, getting active, mindfulness, learning new things and giving to others.

In 2023, there will be 3 rounds of grant funding available for organisation in Greater Manchester:

  • Rolling micro-grants of £100-£1,000 (exclusively for VCSE faith* organisations). A total of £17,500 is available for between 18 and 22 projects. THIS ROUND HAS NOW CLOSED.

  • Rolling micro-grants of £100-£1,000  (for VCSE organisations with an annual income under £75,000). A total of £30,000 is available for between 30 and 40 projects. THIS ROUND HAS NOW CLOSED.

  • Small grants of £1,000 - £5,000  (a closed round, open only to previous recipients of GM Mental Wellbeing grants). A total of £128,000 is available for between 24 and 30 projects. If you are eligible for this round you will have received an email with the details of how to apply, guidance to help with your application and the funding timescales. Closing date: Wednesday 1st November at 12 midday. THIS ROUND HAS NOW CLOSED.(Please note, the funding round may close before the 1st November at 12 midday if sufficient number of applications have been received. We therefore recommend submitting any application as soon as possible.)

For the rolling micro-grants rounds, decisions will be made within 4 weeks of receipt of your application.

The communities this programme hopes to reach includes:

  • Carers

  • People from communities who have experienced racial inequality

  • People living with long term physical or mental health conditions

  • People who identify as LGBTQ+

  • People experiencing socioeconomic crisis

  • Disabled people

  • Military veterans

  • People who are unemployed

  • ​Socially isolated older people

We are also able to provide funding for your organisation to support the mental wellbeing of staff and volunteers within eligible organisations.

*A faith/faith-based organisation is one whose primary function is the delivery of religious activity.