Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency, in partnership with Tees Valley Rural Action is delighted to announce the opening of the Redcar and Cleveland Staying Well Fund on behalf of the Durham, Darlington and Teesside Mental Health and Learning Disability Partnership.

This is an opportunity for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to apply for either revenue or capital funding to support new pieces of work from £2,500 to £5,000 that align to the NHS Community Mental Health Framework, which sets out its ambition and challenge to local providers to redesign and realign community mental health teams alongside primary care and voluntary sector services.

Funding is centred around the core community mental health framework principles of which we would welcome bids in line with the following ethos to support our local communities to stay well.  Funding applications will need to address one or more of the following:

  • Bids that support local communities to stay well; for example, this may include supporting individuals with conditions impacting their mental or supporting individuals who are currently in recovery.
  • Bids that enable individuals to contribute to their local communities and to become active participants.
  • Bids that support transitions between services to reduce waiting times and allow for warm transfers: actively supporting individuals to make initial links with, and access, other services where this would best meet their needs. Collaborative working across partners and organisations would be strongly welcomed.
  • Bids which promote individuals supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Bids which improve quality of life especially in underrepresented groups or those with health inequalities.
  • Bids which recognise the health inequalities of local populations and underrepresented groups in either accessing services or staying well within their local communities.
  • Bids which are people-led and demonstrate that they have spoken to and involved local communities within the design of the activities the applicant is proposing.
  • Bids that show that they have drawn upon the infrastructure and strengths of the area in which they propose to work within and how the proposed work can add value.
  • Bids that lead to a reduction in social isolation.
  • Bids which provide a proactive outreach offer as well as in-reach.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 13thMarch 2023 and applicants will be notified by the week commencing 20th March 2023.

Download the guidance notes Staying-Well-Application-Process and you can apply by clicking here: for the online application 

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