Making an impact with the Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund
Over the past two years, the fund, distributed and championed by ACVO in Aberdeen, has injected over £1.2 million into 160 projects in the city, bringing positive transformations to countless lives within our communities.
Since its launch in 2021, the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund has distributed approximately £51 million of grants to 3,300 community organisations across Scotland. The funding’s focus on adults, economically disadvantaged areas, those with chronic health conditions, disabilities, and LGBTI communities provides a beacon of support where it’s needed most. This resolute step towards improved mental health echoes the Scottish Government’s Policy Prospectus, underlining their dedication to tangible positive change by 2026.
In Aberdeen, the fund has supported some fantastic projects from local organisations such as Greyhope Bay, Street Soccer Scotland, The Breadmaker, shmu, Aberdeen Science Centre and much more.