Liverpool ONE Foundation

The Community Foundation for Merseyside is pleased to announce the launch of the second round of the Liverpool ONE Foundations Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being funding programme.

The Liverpool ONE Foundation’s aspiration is to achieve a decrease in the number of children and young people up to 25 years of age suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside and they will be looking to support projects that decrease the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems, raise awareness of mental health issues or remove the stigma currently associated with mental health problems.

What is the focus of the fund:

The primary focus of all projects should be on improving children and young people’s mental health and well-being and preventing the development of mental health problems.

Fund priorities:

Applications are encouraged for projects that concentrate on the prevention of mental health problems and the Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support families and young children to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring. They also wish to support projects that can be scaled up based on proven results, or projects to pilot and test new approaches and ideas to build evidence to use to further develop and scale up future initiatives.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:


How much is available:


Which areas are covered: 


Any special criteria: 

The closing date for applications is Sept 14th 2018. The total budget available is £100k and the panel will be held at the beginning of November 2018. We recommend you apply as soon as possible as if we are significantly oversubscribed we will have to close the fund early so we don’t disappoint too many applicants, however we will publicise this via social media channels and our website to let you know.

Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A signed and dated copy of the group’s rules or constitution

2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document

3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group

4. A signed and dated copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as DBS checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity.


The following cannot be supported via the fund:


What happens next?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available. You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 2 weeks of the panel meeting which will be held at the beginning of November 2018.

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