Glasgow Wellbeing Fund
The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund provides small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city. Resourced by the Scottish Government, it aims to support small to medium-sized community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities.
Closed for Applications
The most recent round of funding closed on 20 October 2023
Download more information on the latest round of funding in our Fund Guide 2023, including eligibility criteria and what can and cannot be funded.
If you require further help to complete the form please call us on 0141 332 2444 or email email@example.com
GCVS are here to support you with advice and resources to help with your application, find out more below. Please also subscribe to our news bulletin for all relevant updates and read more about the latest round of funding in our blog.
Is there a minimum grant we can apply for?
We don’t have a minimum grant, but if your application is for less than £1,000 you may wish to consider if you could use more money to improve or extend your project.
When is the deadline for applications?
Applications to the Fund closed on 20 October 2023.
How many applications can we submit?
The fund is limited to one application per organisation.
Are there restrictions on organisations that can apply for the fund?
Only voluntary (third sector) organisations, Community Councils and Parent Councils can apply for the fund. Public bodies and private enterprise are not eligible to apply. Organisations that received funding in previous rounds must demonstrate how they have implemented learning as part of an application to year three.
Larger voluntary organisations (income over £1m) are eligible to apply but must be able to demonstrate that the fund would not meet outcomes for a particular community if they were not funded. Applications from financially small organisations (income under £25,000) are particularly welcome.
What are the timescales for receiving funding and delivering the project?
It is a condition from Scottish Government that all payments made from the fund to applicant organisations are completed by 31 March 2024. Therefore, it is critically important that if your project is successful, you respond quickly by providing any required information.
Activity funded by the grant must last at least six months and be completed within 18 months from the award date.
What is the maximum grant we can apply for?
Most organisations can apply for up to £10,000. Unconstituted groups can apply for up to £2,000.
Is the fund for revenue funding or for capital?
We are happy to fund revenue and capital.
Does community refer to geographic or to other types of community?
All types of communities are welcome.
We have compiled a list of useful resources we recommend to use when preparing a funding proposal:
- GCVS Applying for Grants – Short Video This video is part of a series of quick guides for fundraisers in Glasgow and focuses on hints and tips when applying for grants.
- GCVS Creating your Case for Support – Short Video This short video on building your ‘Case for Support’ helps you to consider how to demonstrate the impact of your organisation and support your cause. It introduces the key points for you to consider, including some practical examples.
- GCVS Making Better Applications Slides. This presentation compliments our online training session (check our programme above for available dates)
Wellbeing Fund Case Studies
The Glasgow Wellbeing Fund is the local implementation of Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the first phase of which opened in November 2021. To read more about previous successful fund applicants, please visit: Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.
Or visit our latest blog, featuring projects who were funded here.