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Dec 5, 2022

Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund Level 3 Applications no longer running in Aberdeen as previously planned


Due to the overwhelming response and the deluge of eligible Level 1 and Level 2 applications that have been received to the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund since it opened in October, ACVO has had to make the difficult decision not to run the Level 3 application process in order to adhere to the guidance set out by the funder [The Scottish Government]; that being to ensure that a significant proportion of smaller value grants below £10,000 are awarded.  Should more funding become available (as in 2021), ACVO will re-evaluate this decision.   

If organisations are planning to submit a Level 1 or Level 2 application, ACVO would strongly advise that you do this as soon as possible.  Applications will be assessed in date order.  It is envisaged that the Fund will potentially close at the end of this week, given the number of applications that have been submitted over the last few days and the amount of funding that is now available to distribute. 

We understand that this will come as disappointing news for many organisations.  The need for funding to support mental health and wellbeing within our community has increased exponentially over the last year. 

If your organisation is in the process of or was planning to submit a Level 3 application and would like support in identifying other potential grant funding, please do contact ACVO’s Funding Officer, Claire Shaw.  Just complete the following form, and Claire will get in touch with you via email to arrange an online appointment 

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