- Voluntary and community organisation
- Constituted group or club
- Registered charity
- Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
- Not-for-profit company
- Community interest company (CIC)
- Statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish and community council)
- Community benefit society
- Supporting recovery groups - projects and activities that strengthen resilience and support recovery from the experiences and life changing events that happened to our communities during COVID
- Outdoor spaces and planting - projects and activities that develop and sustain green spaces and woodland within our communities. Supporting emotional wellbeing and recovery through nature and enabling access to safe and nurturing outdoor spaces.
- Events and commemoration - coming together as a community to mark and acknowledge the collective experience of the pandemic, lockdowns, local response, and loss. To enable those who have been bereaved to be comforted and memorialise those who we lost and may have been unable to grieve for at the time of their passing.
Projects must align with the 12 Public Mental Health programme principles:
- Focusing on strengthening factors that promote wellbeing in Suffolk, incorporating action across public health and wider organisational strategies and plans
- Act as a catalyst to increase collective understanding and bring about longer-term cultural change, which will in turn normalise and lesson the stigma associated with mental health issues
- Be theory driven and informed by a clear logic model/evidence
- Include a response to the collective trauma experienced by residents over the last two years
- Expand and strengthen local assets, including building capacity and capability across workforces to promote good mental health
- Take proportionate action across the life course that balances population-wide mental health promotion with targeted support where need is greatest
- Outline how interventions can be sustained in the longer term
- Draw on people’s experiences to identify solutions that are acceptable to residents and promote equality
- Aim to understand barriers and enablers for change to engage and steer local system leaders from multiple disciplines
- Be deliverable within the stipulated time frame
- Utilise lever match funding and grants
- Measure and evaluate the impact of any interventions.
How to Apply for Funding
Download the Covid Memorialisation Fund Application Form (doc, 62KB).
Please complete the following application form and return to Publicmentalhealth@suffolk.gov.uk
Grants: from £5,000.
Organisations can apply for one or more project proposals.
Project delivery should be within the 2022/2023 financial year.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022.
For further information please contact the team at Publicmentalhealth@suffolk.gov.uk
How Applications will be Reviewed
The PMH programme team will circulate an invitation to apply for funding for projects that support meeting the aims specified.
Funding applications can be sent to/submitted to the PMH programme team at any time prior to the deadline.
Applications will be checked for eligibility (Gateway Check) and appraised by an independent panel (organised by the PMH programme team) who will score all submissions according to a scoring sheet based on the agreed PMH programme principles.
A summary of projects, scores, and a recommendation of action for the project will be provided to the sub-group. The original application forms will also be made available.
Applicants will be notified within four weeks of submitting their application.
Successful applicants will be expected to report on progress on a regular basis according to the terms of the project and to be agreed between partners at the outset.