GMCVO are delivering a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester, that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.
Following the success of year 1 of the programme, a second year has been agreed which will build on the lessons learned and successful projects from the first year. You can find a full list of grants awarded in year 1 here.
The communities we want to reach in year 2 are:
People from BAME communities*
People living with long term physical or mental health conditions
People who identify as LGBTQ+
People who are unemployed
Socially isolated older people
Funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, a total of £90,000 will be awarded in year 2 between August and November 2021.
The grants will be awarded, in two stages, to small, grassroots VCSE organisations that will support people to develop high levels of mental wellbeing.
The first stage, a rolling micro grants round of £100 - £750, launched on Monday 2nd August 2021. We aim to communicate decisions to applicants within three weeks of submission. This grants round will close on Friday 29th October 2021 at 16:00.
The second stage, a small grants round of £750 - £3,000, will launch in October 2021.
* Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic: anyone in the UK who does not identify as White British.
GMCVO uses the BAME abbreviation as we believe it is widely understood, but we acknowledge many feel this term is inadequate and limiting. We are therefore currently reviewing of our use of the term. Our principle is to refer to individuals, organisations or networks by the terminology they themselves prefer.