Isle of Wight Council

Public Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mental Wellbeing Small Grants Funding

The mental wellbeing small grants fund is to support community-based projects. It will help to promote mental wellbeing and prevent mental ill health for people of all ages on the Island through:

  • positive activities and social connectedness 
  • combating loneliness
  • promoting mental and physical wellbeing 
  • work to prevent suicides on the Island

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for one-off grant funding of up to £5,000. There is a total funding pot of £50,000 available between April 2022 to March 2023. A panel will prioritise projects that aim to increase:

  • social connections
  • sustainable
  • support improvements in mental and physical wellbeing

Projects must be able to be delivered within current COVID-19 restrictions. They must focus on supporting people to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental health and wellbeing.

We welcome applications from small groups who may not be able to access funding elsewhere. The main information needed in the application is in question three. For very small funds some questions may not be applicable so please do write that it is not applicable to you. If we need more information, we will contact you.

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 10 February 2022. You will be informed of the outcome by Friday 18 February 2022.

Successful applications will be asked to return their signed grant agreement and supply supporting bank account details by end of February 2022. The grant will be sent out by mid-March 2022.

When your project is complete or after 12 months, whichever is soonest you will need to complete a monitoring and evaluation form.  If the project is for longer than six months there will be six month and 9 month reviews. The reviews are additional to the final evaluation.

For further information view our grant support document or email

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