Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People – 28th June 2019 (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia)

This funding opportunity from Comic Relief aims to support vulnerable children and young people from underserved groups within the following age ranges: 5 to 24 years in the UK: 5 to 30 years in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

Funding of £150,000 up to £700,000 is available for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 years for proposals that particularly focus on vulnerable children and young people from groups underserved by current services. Proposals should be working on two or more of the following areas:

  • Tackling stigma and discrimination;
  • Increasing access to quality service provision;
  • Strategic / systemic changes at local and/or national level.

Comic Relief is focusing on under-served groups as a group that may be marginalised and unable to access mental health services, for example:

  • Socio-economically disadvantaged people of any ethnicity;
  • Marginalised ethnic groups i.e. in the UK BAME;
  • Children and young people who have a parent with mental health problems;
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+);
  • Children and young people living with HIV or other long term and life limiting illnesses;
  • Children and young people with disabilities, including learning disabilities;
  • Refugees and asylum-seeking children and young people;
  • Children & young people affected by traumatic experiences e.g. violence, abuse & neglect;
  • Young offenders and young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Proposals should also demonstrate working in two or more of the following areas: Tackling stigma and discrimination: Increasing access to quality service provision; Strategic / systemic changes at local and/or national level.

The programme opens on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and closes at 12 noon, Friday 28th June 2019.

Useful Links:

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Test

http://www.comicrelief.com/funding/current-opportunities/bridging-gaps-strengthening-mental-health-support-children-and-young-people

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