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New Nature for Health Grants Supporting Projects for Young People

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People’s Health Trust has launched its Nature for Health funding programme which is part of its Health Justice Fund.

Grants of between £20,000 and £40,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £1 million to improve mental health and provide greater access to natural spaces and nature-based activities for people (aged 11-18) experiencing mental health problems, socio-economic disadvantage, discrimination and marginalisation.

For the purposes of this funding programme:

  • Natural spaces can be in towns and cities, the countryside, parks, community gardens, woodland, canals, lakes, rivers, beaches, and greened/reclaimed urban spaces.
  • Nature-based activities can include creating, maintaining, accessing and using natural spaces.

The funded activity should last for two years. The grants can be used for running costs for the activities. This can include staff salaries, events, venue hire, small capital items, and can include a small contribution to organisational overheads.  Match funding of at least 25% of the grant value is required.

Applications will be accepted from incorporated organisations which have been set up for three months. Or from unincorporated organisations/constituted organisations with an income of less than £1 million. They must also have a clear track record and evidence of supporting access to natural spaces and/or providing mental health support, particularly for communities experiencing marginalisation and discrimination.

There is a two stage application process.

The deadline for first stage applications is 20 March 2024 (13:00).

Click here for more information.