Bee Well Crafternoons with Stitched Up

Bee Well Crafternoons with Stitched Up

Application for funding to run Bee Well Crafternoons -wellbeing craft sessions for those experiencing mental health difficulties

Benefit of funding local projects

Identifying funding empowers communities to deliver the solutions they have designed. Research has shown that staff who can offer mediation, guidance and support in the funding application and project process are as important to community groups as receiving the funding itself. Staff who have a good knowledge of the area and who needs support, enable funding to be accessed by more marginalised people and groups. Funding sometimes needs to come from multiple sources and Neighbourhood Health Workers save time being able to quickly identify multiple potential sources.

Location

Chorlton

Project team

Laura Cassidy (buzz)

Stitched Up

Manchester Wellbeing Fund

Aim

To help Stitched Up get funding to run Wellbeing craft sessions for local residents who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Evaluation

So far the sessions are going well and enjoyed by local residents.

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Empowerment

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Our Manchester Strategy

Communities engaged in the design and delivery of local services

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Addressing inequalities

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Research/evidence base

Ambition for Ageing (2020) - Changing a place: Microfunding, co-production and community development

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis - Sourcing Financial Resources for Community Development Initiatives

National Lottery Community Fund (2019) - Understanding Thriving Communities

Young Foundation (2013) - Improving small scale grant funding for local voluntary and community organisations

Contact

Laura Cassidy - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Laura.Cassidy@gmmh.nhs.uk

T. 07818 522 978


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