A new scheme is inviting community groups to apply for grants of up to £20,000 to support adult mental health initiatives in Staffordshire.

A total of £900,000 is being made available through the Community Mental Health Framework (CMHF), with the money able to spent on things such as equipment, training and events.

The scheme is being managed by The Community Foundation for Staffordshire on behalf of the NHS Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and the Combined Healthcare Trust.

Lisa Agell-Argiles, director for unplanned care and mental health at the CMHF, said:

“Delivering successful programmes to support adults and older adults with mental health issues is so important to make a better society.

“The CMHF model means that NHS community mental health services work together in a seamless way, with users central to service provision because they are much more involved in their own care and support.”

Lisa Agell-Argiles

The scheme is open for applications from Friday 1st July until 12th August.

Steve Adams, chief executive of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, said:

“We want creative grant applications from organisations who can support people over the age of 18 with severe mental illness.

“Applicants can send in videos or audio files to demonstrate their proposals – we want dynamic ideas to make a difference and so don’t want to restrict organisations to paper forms.

“We are delighted to be working with the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and the Combined Healthcare Trust to target and help adults across the county with a severe mental health illness that substantially interferes with, or limits one of life’s major activities.”

Steve Adams

Friday 1st July, closing 12 August 2022. For more information visit staffordshire.foundation/grants/mpft.

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