New Grant Funding
1. Two new grant programmes are available to support mental health of both children and adults in the community:
a. The Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs is inviting grant applications, of up to £20,000, from organisations within the Hampshire, Southampton and IOW community and voluntary sector (CVS) to deliver a project or programme to support better mental health outcomes and reduce health inequalities for Children and Young People (0-25yrs).
b. The adult (18-65) community mental health transformation (no wrong door) programme across Hampshire, Southampton, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth is inviting grant applications, of up to £8,000, from organisations within the community and voluntary sector (CVS) to deliver a project to advance mental health equalities (AMHE) and support better mental health outcomes for underrepresented groups in the local area. The project, programme or activity should be able to demonstrate how it is helping to improve access, outcomes, experience, data collection or raise awareness of mental health services in the community.
There are information and engagement events being held for both grant funds and feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested. Community Mental Health Grants Leaflet CYP Mental Health Grants
2. As you may know, the Footprint Trust helps islanders in fuel poverty. They have access to funding for pre-payment top ups, energy saving measures such as thermal curtains and occasionally white goods for people unable to afford their heating bills. They will help anyone on the island to reduce their energy and water use, regardless of their finances, but they do work closely with other organisations to offer a range of support for those struggling.
The Footprint Trust also provides online training via Zoom for frontline workers and “Monergy” workshops for small groups. Please see the attached file that covers their Frontline Worker training.
The Monergy workshops are also called “Skills to freeze bills…’ These traditionally are delivered in small groups of around 5 to 10 people. The workshops last under an hour and save most of those attending around £200 on utility bills… The important point is that they are short and fun…
Please call 01983 822282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this training and to arrange it for your staff and volunteers. This training is FREE for all organisations’ frontline staff and volunteers who operate on the Isle of Wight thanks to funding from the Energy Redress fund, the Henry Smith Charity and the People’s Postcode Lottery.
3. The last but not least, please find the Events Calendar 2021-2022-V9 with all FREE awareness raising and training events offered through the Community Resilience Project. It has an up-to-date information about the number of places still available for those events that are not fully booked already. Please encourage your colleagues and volunteers to sign up and benefit from this offer.