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PIMH Small Grants Fund is now open for applications

PIMH Small Grants Fund is now open for applications

As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving perinatal and infant mental health, Inspiring Scotland is now seeking applications for the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Small Grants Fund.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Fund is open to smaller third sector organisations and community groups that support parents and families who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues at any point from pregnancy up to an infant’s third birthday. Types of work supported include non-clinical peer support and parenting support or other types of one-to-one or group support.

The Small Grants Fund is aligned to the outcomes of the main Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund, which is currently funding 16 organisations across Scotland until March 2023. The smaller Fund will support local services that were not included in the main Fund but are making effective and innovative contributions to improving perinatal and infant mental health.

£200,000 is being provided over 18 months, from October 2021 to March 2023 (subject to annual Scottish Government budget approval).

Open for applications from 27th May, two levels of funding are available:

  • The first level for grants of up to £2,000 is open to constituted community groups that have an annual income less than £25,000.
  • The second level is for grants of up to £12,000 and is open to community organisations that are incorporated and registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), and Community Interest Companies, that have an annual income up to £1 million.

Celia Tennant, Inspiring Scotland CEO said:

“We are pleased to be delivering this new Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. The third sector and community groups have a vital role in supporting the mental health of new and expectant parents, carers and infants. We hope the small grants available through this Fund will help organisations and groups with strong relationships in their local communities to continue their important work.”

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday July 9th.

Find out more information on the fund.

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