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Health and Wellbeing Fund for 2019-20

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its partners, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE), value the important contribution that voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations make towards improving health and care.   They have announced a fund (Health and Wellbeing Fund) for 2019-20 to support and focus on Children and Young People’s Mental Health and are seeking applications from VCSE organisations for project extensions receiving three year grant funding.

They are inviting applications from VCSE organisations who are established to provide mental and emotional health support to young people that will expand current projects improving the mental health of children and young people, particularly supporting those going through life changing events, by the deadline, 12 noon on Friday 15 February. For more information, see the website.

Match funding from a statutory partner, e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP), Local Authority (LA), must be secured and Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow commissioners would welcome discussion with VCSE colleagues meeting the eligibility criteria in the guidance and in relation to any existing funded service or project. VCSE organisations who assess they meet the eligibility criteria, should contact their commissioner with their outline proposal in line with the attached guidance by the 14 January 2019 to allow time for consideration and feedback.


Financial Assistance from Children and Family Service for 2019/20 Financial Year to improve young people’s emotional health and well-being

A grant allocation fund to enable organisations to deliver activities with a focus around improved Emotional Health and Wellbeing for young people is available for 2019/20. This fund is advertised on Due North and will be available for all Voluntary Sector Providers to apply to for the 2019/20 financial year.

There is £20,000 in total available for the grant fund and the total amount that can be applied for by any one organisation will be £4,000. The grant application will follow the same process as last year.  You will be required to register an interest for the grant funding on Due North and complete the application form and re-submit via Due North. The grant application will be open until 31 January 2019.  A panel will review applications to the grant fund and awards will be made in order to enable grant payment in April 2019.

If you need any help or support with this, or have any queries regarding the content of this letter or what you need to do next, please contact Dave Bray on 07805 738688, or email

2019-20 Youth Grant Application Form – click to download
Youth Grants Timeline for VCSE – click to download