Additional funding for third sector mental health service provision Welsh Government has made additional funding available to Health Boards, and West Glamorgan Partnership, to extend existing third sector support services to address low level mental health and well-being issues. The aim being a reduction of the need for more specialist mental health support. As part of Swansea Bay University Health Board’s mental health recovery plan and the priorities set-out by the Regional Partnership Board (RPB) in response to COVID-19, West Glamorgan Regional Partnership want to further this work to utilise the strengths of Third Sector organisations and build on the positive partnership approach already in place. They are seeking proposals from Third Sector organisations to increase Tier 0 support for mental health and wellbeing. You are eligible to apply if you are: A third/voluntary sector (not-for-profit) organisation and are independent of government, private and public sectors A registered charity A constituted group Any other legally constituted body, e.g. CIC, CIO The funding is for activities or services benefitting communities in Neath Port Talbot or Swansea. Any extensions to existing schemes operating within primary care clusters or mental health services should demonstrate ongoing support from the appropriate cluster lead or mental health lead West Glamorgan Partnership expects this additional support to focus on community based low level preventative and early intervention and respond to any locally identified needs for adults, children and young people including support for eating disorders and self-harm. Furthermore, the support should also consider the needs of groups disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 for instance children and young people, BAME communities and other vulnerable groups such as looked after children and those in prison settings. Funding is open to all third sector organisations within the West Glamorgan region. They encourage applications from cross sector partner organisations and regional collaborations. Bids are welcomed of £5,000 upwards, and whilst there is no upper limit to grant applications, they are keen to support a variety of different projects through this funding, and therefore ask organisations to be mindful of this when applying. The total grant pots available is £400,000. Priority will be given to those able to deliver on a regional footprint. For full information, please click here to download the Funding pro-forma for Third Sector Mental Health Service Provision. Please submit completed funding proposals to West Glamorgan Transformation office at [email protected] by no later than 5pm, 26th July 2021 using the template document above.