Funding for Projects to Improve Children and Young People’s Mental Health

VCSE health and wellbeing fund 2019 to 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its partners, Public Health England
(PHE) and NHS England (NHSE), value the important contribution that voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations make towards improving health and care.

They have launched a fund that will focus on Children and Young People’s Mental Health and aims to:

Expand and evaluate already successful innovative projects that:

  • Adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0-25 years;
  • Particularly support children and young people through life changing events,
  • Have strong local connections already in place;
  • Are delivered by the VCSE sector;
  • Are co-produced with service users and stakeholders;
  • and
  • Promote equalities and reduce health inequalities.

The expansion of projects should enable the testing of a new approach within an existing project to reach a different audience (either age range or demographic). The Fund cannot be used to support geographical extensions of a project.

The HW Fund will grant fund projects for a period of  three years. A total sum of up to £510,000 is available per applicant.


Meet the funder webinars: 28 November to 14 December 2018

To book a place on a meet the funder webinar, please e-mail

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 February 2019 at 12 noon

More information here.

30/11/2018 - 15/02/2019
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