Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health (UK)

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Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health (UK)

Comic Relief has announced the launch of the ‘Thriving not Surviving’ fund. This is a £1.75 million fund designed to provide large grants to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men aged 11-20 with mental health problems.

The fund seeks to support projects that deliver specialised mental health provision and that put the needs of young men at the heart of their work. Grants of between £100,000 and £150,000 are available and priority will be given to applications which:

  • Plan to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs and interests are met effectively
  • Are working with young men from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or those with co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health problems
  • Use activity based interventions as a tool of engagement; promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models
  • Ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations.

Comic Relief expects to fund a minimum of 25% of the total costs of the proposed activities in order to ensure that they have contributed to the work in a meaningful way.

The closing date for applications is the 13th October 2017.

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