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People in Mind – Community Wellbeing Fund

Community Wellbeing Fund

Funder: People in Mind collaborative. Cornwall VSF is project managing and Cornwall Community Fund is administrating.
We are delighted to share the details of the much-anticipated Community Wellbeing Fund. This is available to charitable organisations via the People in Mind partnership. Cornwall Community Foundation is administering the grant. See below for their eligibility criteria and further information.
Please contact Sonya at Cornwall Community Foundation if you have any questions.
The People In Mind Community Wellbeing Fund is part of the broader People In Mind programme. This is co-ordinated & managed by Cornwall VSF. Equally funded by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Public Health.
The deadline for applications is: 9am, Wednesday 20 September 2023.
The Panel will meet in late October and we will aim to inform applicants of the outcomes by 10 November 2023.
People in Mind supports innovation and collaboration within the voluntary, community & social enterprise (VCSE) sector. Organisations deliver a trauma-informed and whole-family approach to improving wellbeing.
A collaborative core service is being delivered by eight key VCSE sector partner organisations. The Community Wellbeing Fund will give grants to other voluntary organisations and community groups working with people most at risk of poor mental health or suicide.
The People in Mind Community Wellbeing Fund totals £140,000 in year 1. We are seeking applications for projects and activities that support the reduction of suicide. This must be in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly through one or more of the following key outcomes:
  1. improving mental and emotional wellbeing
  2. increasing social connection
  3. increasing financial security
The fund will prioritise applications where projects support one (or more) of the following target population groups. (and/or geographical areas)
  • Farming
  • Fishing
  • LGBTQ+
  • Young parents and families
  • Domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • People who’ve been in prison and their families
  • Those experiencing homelessness
  • Those in or leaving care
  • Veterans
  • People using alcohol or substances
  • Black and minority ethnic groups
  • People with learning disabilities and/or neurodiversity
  • People experiencing menopause
  • Areas of multiple deprivation (with wards identified but not required for specific focus)
o          Camborne (Pengagon, Town Centre, College Street and the Glebe, North parade, Rosewarne Gardens, Dolcoath and Tuckingmill)
o          Penzance (Treneere, St Clare, Town, Wharfside)
o          Redruth (North, Close Hill, Strawberry Fields, Treleigh)
o          St Austell (Penwinnick, Town Centre, Alexandra Road, East Hill)
o          Bodmin (Kinsman estate, Monument Way, Town Centre, Berryfields)
o          Newquay (Town Centre, Narrowcliff,)
o          Pool and Illogan
o          St Blazey
o          Newlyn (Harbour and Gwavas)
o          Liskeard (St Cleer Road and Bodgara Way)
o          Falmouth (Old Hill)
Grants will ordinarily range from £1,000 to £10,000.
We may consider grants of up to £25,000 in exceptional circumstances. Applications will show a high level of innovation and/or collaboration in line with the overarching aim of the fund. Grants between £10,000 – £25,000 may potentially be made where a grant is awarded across a period of 2 years.
The Fund Info webpage – People In Mind Community Wellbeing Fund – Cornwall Community Foundation  (this includes a link to the application form).
A direct link to the application form – People in Mind Community Wellbeing Fund Application Form
Cornwall Community Foundation FAQ page – Frequently Asked Questions – Cornwall Community Foundation