CVS Inverclyde to allocate £244,609.99 between local mental health groups
CVS Inverclyde will be allocating funding to organisations and groups in Inverclyde supporting community mental health.
The funding is part of the Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund which sees £15 million allocated to support mental health and well-being in communities across Scotland. Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s) are responsible for awarding the funding to grassroots community groups and organisations in their area.
CVS Inverclyde has been allocated £244,609.99 to share between adult community-based mental health initiatives in Inverclyde.
Vicki Cloney CVS Inverclyde, said: “This funding is a welcome boost for third sector organisations in Inverclyde who have done, and continue to do, incredible work to support people in our communities with their mental health.
“The pandemic has affected our mental health in many different ways and, as we plan our recovery, promoting and developing our positive mental health will be essential.
“We’re really pleased the Scottish Government have recognised the importance of third sector organisations in offering support to our communities. There are many great local groups and organisations in Inverclyde that are embedded in the community and are in a good position to reach people who need support.
“We’re looking forward to working with local partners to administer this funding – it will contribute to improving, and indeed saving, lives in Inverclyde.
“We will soon share details about the application process”.
Mental Wellbeing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, said: “This funding reflects the importance we place on promoting good mental health and early intervention for those in distress and will help develop a culture of mental wellbeing and prevention within local communities.
“It is vital now, more than ever as we start to re-open society that we support the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. I am very keen that this benefits communities across all of Scotland.”
The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is part of the wider £120 million Recovery and Renewal Fund announced in February 2021 to ensure delivery of the commitments set out in the Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan in response to the mental health need arising from the pandemic.
Read about the launch of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund on the Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-15-million-to-help-improve-mental-wellbeing/