National Lottery Community Fund announces Mind Our Future Programme – UK
The National Lottery Community Fund is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Mind Our Future Programme, its focus and aims have been co-designed with the Young People in the Lead Team, a team of young people from across Wales.
The aims of the programme are to empower young people to:
create and implement a vision for a more resilient and mentally healthy future for young people in their community
design and develop new solution-focussed approaches to young people’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on:
addressing mental health inequalities that were highlighted and made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic
designing new ways to prevent mental health problems from developing or getting worse, and ensure young people get the right support at the right time, wherever they turn for help
strengthening young people’s long-term access to resilience assets in their lives and communities
bringing lasting changes that increase the ability of systems and/or communities to build young people’s resilience and tackle the root causes of mental health problems and adversity.
Total available £10 million.
You have the flexibility to decide on your own approach to what types of groups of young people you’ll work with through this grant.
This might involve you working with:
a specific age range of young people
young people who are in a specific location
young people who share a specific characteristic – for example, sexual orientation, ethnic background or experience of the care system.
To be eligible for the programme, you must be a partnership of at least two organisations.
One or more of these organisations must be a third sector organisation. This can mean one of the following:
voluntary or community organisation
constituted group or club
social enterprise or Community Interest Company
not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
One or more of these organisations must be a public sector organisation.
Examples of public sector organisations include, but are not limited to:
local health boards
town, parish or community councils
local authorities and departments of local authorities which can include:
youth justice services
For more information, visit https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/mind-our-future#section-1