Glasgow Wellbeing Fund News
The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was created to support local community projects which improve the mental health and wellbeing of local people. In Glasgow, small grants of up to £10,000 have been distributed for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city.
- A new round of grants is now open for applications until midday on 5 December 2022. Read more >>
- Previously, more than 300 Glasgow projects were awarded grants totalling £2.7m. Read more >>
- On 7th May, 2022 a further £15 million was awarded to the fund to support mental health and wellbeing in communities across Scotland. Read more >>
- A third year of funding was announced by The Scottish Government on 21 April 2023. We will share further updates as we receive them over the coming months as to how and when this funding opens in Glasgow.
Read examples of how the fund is being used…
Bluevale Community Club have been using their funding to support older people in their community with activities to prevent loneliness and isolation.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Glasgow Film Theatre are running the Movie Memories Programme to offer film screenings for people with Dementia, and their carers, to enjoy.
COJAC Caring Centre
COJAC applied for funding to offer additional evening services to adults with disabilities and includes a full transport service so all can take part.
Give a Dog a Bone
The wellbeing fund is supporting Give a Dog a Bone to offer social activities for older people, tackling isolation and improving wellbeing.
The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is the local implementation of the Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. The fund recognises the hugely important role that communities can play in bolstering the wellbeing of Glasgow’s citizens.
The fund was created specifically to provide financial support to local community projects that improve the mental health and wellbeing of local adults (age 16+). Up to £10,000 in grants were made available to groups that provide community connections and practical support. A key focus of the fund was to assist people who have been distressed, disadvantaged, or isolated, or whose mental health has been adversely affected by the pandemic.
The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund first opened for applications on 17 November 2021 for applications from third sector organisations and Community Councils and is now closed. We will continue to share news about the fund and those supported here and on our social media channels.