Apply for the Champions Fund!

Today, 2nd July 2018, Time to Change Bristol is launching its Champions Fund – a £10,000 pot of money to help residents with personal experience challenge mental health stigma where they live.

Each applicant must be a registered Time to Change Champion and can apply for up to £500. The funding will be used to spark conversations between people who have experienced mental health problems and those who have not. Talking about mental health problems and sharing real life stories helps to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.

Activities can range from stalls in shopping centres or festivals to free haircuts by bantering barbers and even ‘walk and talk’ dog walks.

There will be two rounds of funding opportunities available and the details for round one can be found below.

You can also read the full press release here.

Deadlines information – round one

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th August 2018
Applications will be assessed by: Friday 7th September 2018
Successful applicants will be notified by: Friday 14th September 2018

How to apply for the Champions Fund

Please complete the Champions Fund application form and email it to contactbimhn@gmail.com or complete the online form. The deadline for applications is Friday 24th August 2018.

To apply for funding applicants need to be registered Time to Change champions, be at least 18 years old, have lived experience of a mental health problem and live in Bristol.

You can read the guidance before making an application here.

More information on completing the application form can also be found on the Time to Change website.

Support with putting in an application

If you have queries or need with the application process, please email contactbimhn@gmail.com and we will get in touch.

We are also arranging two information briefing events about the Champions Fund and what makes a good application. Sign up to our mailing list here to receive the details when they are launched.

We look forward to receiving your application!