Time to Change Bristol has launched 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.
The Champion’s Fund is now a ‘rolling fund’, and we will be taking applications for as long as the funding is available! A panel will meet each month to discuss applications received and you will then be written to with the outcome of your application and, if successful, next steps.
You can also read the full press release here.
How to apply for the Champions Fund
Please complete the Champions Fund application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you are not currently a Champion, it will be a condition of any successful application that you sign up to be one.
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 email@example.com and we will get in touch.
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We look forward to receiving your application!