COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants Program
Are you keen to contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of Canberrans and their local community as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19? Do you have great ideas on ways to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 health crisis?
ACT Health is seeking applications from organisations, groups and individuals that have ‘outside the box’, innovative, creative and effective ideas to support the mental health and wellbeing of the community as it rebuilds from the impacts of the pandemic.
How can you and your team, organisation or community get involved to help to build resilience, increase social connection and support people to cope a little bit better and smile a little bit more? Think “new”, “fresh” and “focus” on how we can be better together!
There is up to $350,000 in funding available to support initiatives of up to 12 months in length. There are two distinct grants streams:
· The Organisation Grants Stream, which has a total of $300,000 available for eligible applicants that have the capacity and ability to reach larger numbers of people in the ACT community. Under this stream, organisations can apply for between $10,000 and $75,000; and
· The Community Grants Stream, which has a total of $50,000 available for programs and activities for more localised groups such as neighbourhoods, local communities or groups that have common interests. Under this stream, eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000.
Don’t forget, all ideas and resources need to fit with essential social distancing requirements as they change, while building resilience and connectedness at the same time.
Applications close midday Friday 17 July 2020.
For more information, including accessing the application form and funding guidelines, please visit the ACT MHWIGP’s webpage at www.health.act.gov.au/mentalhealth