Inverclyde Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

About the Fund


CVS Inverclyde is pleased to launch the Inverclyde Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

On the 15th of October 2021 Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, announced a new Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.  The Fund is part of the overall Scottish Government’s Recovery and Renewal fund and the Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan.​ A fund of £15million for the current financial year has been made available for projects across Scotland and will be administered by the Third Sector Interface Network.

Inverclyde Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Inverclyde has been awarded £244,609.99 for 2021-22, with the intention that further funding will be made available for 2022/23 (subject to Parliamentary approval). The Fund is being administered by CVS Inverclyde in partnership with the Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership, other local Third Sector partners and people with lived experience.

This fund recognises the crucial role that the Third Sector plays in supporting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of people living across Scotland. Together we want to ensure that people living in Inverclyde are supported to achieve good mental health and wellbeing ensuring that the right help and support is available.

The fund will support community-based initiatives that promote and develop good mental health and wellbeing and/or mitigate and protect against the impact of distress and mental ill health within the adult population (aged 16 and over)

Fund Overview - Download PDF here


Funding Streams

There are 2 funding streams for the 2021/22 call for projects:

  • Small grants – funding up to £10,000
  • Medium grants – funding between £10,000 and £50,000

While the fund can support the expansion of activities, it is intended to provide additionality, not replacement funding.

Funding Workshops

We will be running information sessions providing an overview of the fund, priorities for 2021/22, eligibility criteria and assessment process.

To register for the events, go to the Eventbrite page below for the preferred date:

Monday 29 November


Presentation from Funding Information Session available to download here


How to apply?

All the documentation you require to enable you to apply for the Inverclyde Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund can be found on our website. This includes:

  • Inverclyde Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing – Funding Guidelines
  • FAQs
  • Small grant application and applicant guidance
  • Medium grant application and applicant guidance

Please read the funding guidelines and FAQs before you start working on your application to ensure your project/organisation meets the eligibility criteria and that your project complements the fund priorities.


All of the guidance is available at the bottom of this page.



The following deadlines and timescales have been agreed for projects that can begin delivery before the 31st of March 2022.

Whilst 2 funding deadlines have currently been set, if sufficient quality applications are received by the first deadline on Tuesday 14th December 2021, there may be little, or no funding remaining for the second round.

Deadlines and Assessment Timescales

Fund launched

23rd of November 2021

Round 1 Funding and assessment


Deadline for round 1 applications for 2021/22 projects

10am Tuesday 14th December 2021

Grant approval/rejection notifications for round 1 projects

By 25th January 2022

Round 2 Funding and assessment


Confirmation of second round of funding for 2021/22

By 6th January 2022

Deadline for round 2 of applications for 202/22 projects

10am Monday 31st January 2022

Grant approval/rejection notifications for round 2 projects

By 22nd February 2022


Contact details

If you require further information, please contact the CVS Funding Team at CVS Inverclyde at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling CVS Inverclyde on 01475 711733 and leaving a message for the Funding Team.

Funding Guidelines - Inverclyde Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund


Small Grant Scheme – up to £10k

Small Grants Applicant Guidance - Download the PDF here

Small Grant Application Form - Download the form here

Medium Grant Scheme – £10k-£50k

Medium Grants Applicant Guidance - Download the PDF here

Medium Grant Application Form - Download the form here



Our team are currently working remote of the office but can be contacted via individual emails or ...

  • [email protected]
  • 01475 711733
  • Inverclyde Community Hub            75-81 Cathcart Street          Greenock PA15 1DE

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