CVS Inverclyde has awarded local charities and community organisations funding as part of the second year of the Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.
In total, around £215,000 has been awarded to 15 organisations in Inverclyde who will use the money to fund projects to support mental health and wellbeing.
The cash will help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the covid pandemic.
Organisations which received continuation funding, building on their successful delivery in the previous year are:
Brancton Community Centre
Greenock Morton Community Trust
Homestart – Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
Mind Mosaic Counselling and Therapy
Parklea Branching Out
Organisations which received funding to deliver new projects are:
Moving on Inverclyde
Your Voice Inverclyde
CVS Inverclyde chief executive Charlene Elliott said: “CVS Inverclyde is privileged to administer and distribute this funding for its second year.
“Our goal is to strengthen and connect Inverclyde’s third sector and we’re pleased the Scottish Government have recognised the important role of third sector interfaces and trusted us with this responsibility.
“The second year of funding again demonstrates the commitment of charities and voluntary groups in Inverclyde to supporting mental health in our communities.
“Funding for mental health has never been more essential as we feel the effects of covid and winter illnesses, and also deal with the cost of living crisis. All of these pressures take their toll on our mental wellbeing and many people are being pushed to crisis point.
“The services being provided by our third sector are saving lives in Inverclyde.
“We are here to support all local third sector organisations with funding and other areas of their work and we encourage all of them to reach out to us for help or guidance.”