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Comic Relief launches fund to support 11-20 year-old men: Thriving not Surviving Fund

Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health (UK)

Comic Relief has announced the launch of  £1.75 million ‘Thriving not Surviving' fund, which will offer large grants of £100,000 - £150,000 to deliver specialised mental health provision and that put the needs of young men age 11-20 at the heart of their work

Priority will be given to applications which:

  • plan to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs and interests are met effectively;
  • are working with young men from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or those with co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health problems;
  • use activity based interventions as a tool of engagement; promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models;
  • ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations.

Comic Relief expects to fund a minimum of 25% of the total costs of the proposed activities to ensure that they have contributed to the work in a meaningful way.

Closing date: 13th October 2017.