Funding for community-based organisations to provide short-term projects and activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Clackmannanshire is now available.
The funding is part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clackmannanshire transformation project, which last year funded activities which benefited around 900 children and young people across Clackmannanshire.
The project has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government’s Community Mental Health Supports and Services. The grants can be used for a variety of projects or activities that support mental health and wellbeing for children and young people in Clackmannanshire.
Councillor Graham Lindsay, Spokesperson for Education explained: “Supporting and improving mental health of young people and families is one of the Council’s top priorities and we’ve been, over the past two years, working to develop a continuum of services and supports that is available both digitally and face-to-face.
“We have a wide range of fantastic organisations in Clackmannanshire who are doing some great work to support our communities, and feedback on the activities that happened earlier this year was really positive. We wanted to make this money available again so that organisations can continue doing some of this great work in supporting mental health, and by making it available as widely as possible throughout Clackmannanshire, we can increase the amount of choice children and young people have about what supports they need and how to access them.”
Grants of up to £2000 will be made available to successful organisations before the end of the financial year, enabling the money to make a difference quickly and effectively across Clackmannanshire.
Further information can be found on the Council's website including an application pack. The closing date for applications is 6th January 2023.