Year three – Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (CMHWB Fund), which is dispersed by a local partnership led by your TSI, has just finalised awarding grants for year three.

As the convener of the fund reference panel it is a real privilege to be able to review the applications each year and to see the breadth of excellent groups and projects across Argyll and Bute.  The four panel members were again joined on the reference panel by someone with lived experience and her insight and contribution was invaluable in helping to decide what was funded.

Funds to be disbursed totalled £282k but requests for support amounted to double this amount from over 70 community organisations.  Applications were particularly strong this year and indicate the level of need in Argyll and Bute.  42 groups have been supported and grant letters have been sent out.  Groups that have been unsuccessful will be offered support from their TSSA and signposted to other available funds.

With so many applications it took quite a considerable time to support and review each application.   Sincere thanks then to the TSI’s four Third Sector Support Advisers who supported each applicant to submit the best application possible, our business manager who ensured the process was administered smoothly, our database expert who rebuilt the funding platform and our panel who each spent two weeks scoring the applications.  I look forward to hearing about the case studies of the positive impact made by the fund over the next few months.

It is possible that a year four of the fund may be available but it may have fallen victim to the proposed cuts for the mental health budget next year.

Here are the lists of those organisations funded over the last three years.

Year 3 Recipients

  • Oban Healthy Options Ltd – £18750
  • Interloch Transport – £10000
  • Here We Are – £7761
  • Shopper-Aide Ltd – £5000
  • Lochgoil Community Council / Lochgoil Community Trust – £4240
  • Crossroads North Argyll – £10000
  • Bullwood Nature Trail – £5000
  • Kintyre Link Club – £10000
  • The Meeting Place (Dunoon) – £5000
  • Cowal Play and Family Therapy – £10000
  • Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust – £9977
  • Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited – £10000
  • Kintyre Seasports – £4500
  • Stepping Stones Support Group – £7055
  • Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust – £5000
  • Dochas Carers Centre – £10000
  • North Argyll Carers Centre – £9000
  • Appin Community Development Trust – £4500
  • Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust – £4000
  • New Way – £7399
  • Argyll Wellbeing Hub – £7278
  • Ardrishaig Community Trust – £5000
  • Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO – £10000
  • Sounds Good – £4925
  • Islay Quilters – £5390
  • GREY MATTERS ACTIVE AGEING – £7500
  • FAIRNESS-ACCEPTANCE-INCLUSION-RESPECT ( F.A.I.R.) – £3000
  • Port Bannatyne Community Gardens – £1130
  • Fun First – £2125.75
  • Islay Connections – £4900
  • Strachur Hub – £7968.75
  • Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis – £5000
  • Argyll Lomond and the Islands Energy Agency (ALIenergy) – £20000
  • Family Mediation Argyll & Bute – £5000
  • Isle of Jura Development Trust – £4950
  • Creich Community Association – £1860
  • Project 81 Youth and Community Enterprise Ltd – £7399
  • Iona Village Hall Community Trust – £3895
  • Jean’s Bothy (ENABLE) – £6916
  • Mull and Iona Community Trust – £4987
  • Positive Pedals – £2080
  • arc – £5000

Year 2 Recipients

  • Appin Community Development Trust – £4940
  • ARC (Addictions Recovery Cafe) – £10,000
  • Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust – £9975
  • Argyll Couple Counselling – £7340
  • Argyll Wellbeing Hub – £9298
  • Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO – £9615
  • Crossroads North Argyll – £10,000
  • Development Coll Ltd – £2000
  • Dunoon Burgh Trust – £10,000
  • Dunoon Community Shed – £4682
  • Family Mediation Argyll & Bute – £8620
  • Fun First = £3330
  • Grey Matters Active Ageing – £10,000
  • Helensburgh Community Hub – £3166
  • Here We Are – £9460
  • Hope Kitchen SCIO – £10,000
  • Inspire Inveraray – £8500
  • Interloch Transport – £9516
  • Inveraray Senior Citizens Committee – £1950
  • Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited – £15,222.16
  • Kintyre Link Club – £10,000
  • Kintyre Seasports – £3945
  • Lorn & Oban Healthy Options Ltd – £16,720
  • MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust – £7292
  • Mind Matters Club Oban – £2040
  • Multiple Sclerosis Centre. Mid Argyll – £6000
  • New Way – £9552
  • North Argyll Carers Centre – £7712
  • Project 81 Youth and Community Enterprise Ltd – £10,000
  • RAMH – Acumen – £10,000
  • Shopper-Aide Ltd – £10,000
  • Skipness Village Hall – £3270
  • Stepping Stones Support Group – £6610
  • Strachur Hub – £10000
  • Victory Hall – £1936
  • The Rockfield Centre – £9612

Year 1 Recipients

  • Albatross Arts CIC – £33596.06
  • Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust – £16274.06
  • Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis – £11376.06
  • Argyll Wellbeing Hub – £30626
  • Autumn Voices – £6412.06
  • Calum’s Cabin – £20162.06
  • Cowal Elderly Befrienders – £14186.90
  • Developing Potential SCIO – £9842.06
  • Dunoon Burgh Trust – £11412.06
  • Friends of St Conan’s Kirk – £22193.57
  • Friends of the Argyll papers – £12960
  • Garelochhead Station Trust – £32151.06
  • Glenorchy & Innishail – £5124.19
  • Grey Matters Active Ageing – £11412.06
  • Heads Up Mid Argyll – £6112.06
  • Helensburgh & Local District CPR/Defibrillation Association – £6412.06
  • Homestart Lorn – £16412.06
  • Interloch Transport – £16412.06
  • Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited – £20498.06
  • Islay Link Club – £19512.06
  • Kintyre link Club – £21412.06
  • Kintyre Seasports – £3358.06
  • Lorn and Oban Healthy Options Ltd – £31331.06
  • Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Maggie’s) – £3325
  • Males & Females Tales Helensburgh – £18553
  • Mind Matters Club Oban – £4456
  • Mull and Iona Community Trust – £8073
  • Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Mid Argyll – £26412.06
  • New Start Oban – £2250
  • New Way – £31016.06
  • Oban Communities Trust – The Rockfield Centre – £10646.06
  • Oban Youth Cafe Project – £9217.06
  • Project 81 Youth and Community Enterprise Limited – £42923.74
  • Raymond Deans joint app Kintyre Link Club – £3912.06
  • Relationships Scotland Couple Counselling Argyll – £4345
  • Rhinns playing field Association – £3000
  • Ross of Mull Community Café – £4475
  • Shopper-Aide Ltd – £50938.06
  • Sporting Memories Foundation – £6362.06
  • Stepping Stones Support Group – £5945
  • Strachur Hub – £10000
  • Streetcones – £26408.06
  • Taynuilt Fitness and Balance Club – £3157.20
  • The Ardchattan Centre – £17488.86
  • The Community Bureau SCIO – £15328.06
  • Voices of Argyll – £6412.06
  • West kintyre promotions CIC – £3412.06

    Author Takki Sulaiman

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