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Grants to support mental health and wellbeing

Every year, the council sets aside a pot of money for not-for-profit organisations who can bid for grants for community projects and activities that benefit residents.

Ealing Council is pleased to announce that it’s small grants programme for 2023-24 is now open for applications. This year, the council is particularly keen to support projects focusing on mental health and wellbeing.

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “One of the greatest joys of my job is meeting the community-based organisations who work tirelessly to improve people’s lives. I’m looking forward to learning more about the great work going on across the borough through these funding applications and awards.”

Supported projects might include older people’s coffee mornings, arts and cultural events, initiatives that bring different generations together or tackle digital exclusion, self-care support groups, exercise and healthy walks, and more.

The small grants programme pays awards of up to £5,000 to not-for-profit organisations. Full details and an application form are available on the council website.

Grant application advice and support

Ealing and Hounslow Community and Voluntary Service (EHCVS) will be on-hand to support grassroots and small groups in developing project ideas and application proposals.

You can contact EHCVS for support by emailing info@ehcvs.org.uk.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 4 December 2023.

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