New Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund grants 

A new Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund grant programme launches today in response to the impact of the winter months and Covid-19 on the mental health and wellbeing on the city’s residents.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations delivering projects and services supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Brighton & Hove residents. 

A total of £60,000 is being made available through the Sussex Health and Social Care Partnership for community and voluntary groups with an annual income of up to £2 million.

This funding is particularly aimed at supporting people who experience social, economic and health inequalities.

This includes people with a protected characteristic defined under the Equalities Act of 2010, people who are homeless or insecurely housed and people on low incomes and/or living in areas of high deprivation.

Examples of support we’d be looking to fund through the grants include:

  • counselling and therapeutic services
  • support groups and befriending services, including projects to help tackle social isolation and loneliness
  • projects that promote and raise awareness of positive mental health and well-being, including nature-based therapy and outdoor activities 
  • mental health training and support for staff and volunteers

For full details, visit our Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund webpage.

Application process

To request an application form, please e-mail

The application deadline is 12 noon on 24 January 2022, with an expectation that the grant awards will be published in early February.

Projects should be completed by the end of June 2022.

Vital support

Councillor Sue Shanks, chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board, said: “After a very challenging couple of years, this funding has never been more needed.

“With the ongoing impact of Covid-19, combined with the approach of winter, activities that improve mental health in our city are vital. 

“I’m delighted that community groups will be able to access this funding and I’m looking forward to seeing the successful projects.”

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