New ‘see me’ funding programmes

See me is launching two new funding programmes and is inviting applications from organisations across Scotland. The ‘see me’ Local Fund and the ‘see me’ Community Innovation Fund provide new opportunities for those who are committed to challenging mental health stigma and discrimination in their local area. ‘see me’ is committed to supporting the full engagement and leadership of people with lived experience of mental health problems and both funds reflect that priority. The Local Fund is an opportunity for community and voluntary sector groups and organisations to fund specific short term project ideas and initiatives, up to a total project value of £4,000. The Community Innovation Fund will support longer-term pieces of work up to a total project value of £20,000. The Community Innovation Fund has a two stage application process to support groups and organisations develop local change networks, take part in innovation labs and develop innovative ideas and activities that will change behaviour on mental health stigma and discrimination. The deadline for stage one applications in 30th June 2014 and for stage two applications 30th August 2014.