FAQs - general
How will outcomes be measured?
Our three summarised outcomes for the grants fund are:
1. Improve public attitudes & behaviour towards mental health issues which leads to more people (children and young people and adults) facing less discrimination in relation to their mental health.
2. Improve the confidence and ability of people (children and young people and adults) with mental health problems to take action to tackle stigma and discrimination.
3. Improve the confidence of people (children and young people and adults)
If you are offered a grant you must agree to work with us to monitor and evaluate your project against these outcomes. We will provide you with evaluation tools and template monitoring reports and will work with grantees from the outset on their monitoring and evaluation. More information on these processes can be found in the Guidance Notes - adult projects and Guidance Notes - children and young people projects.
How does an organisation budget for evaluation costs?
Projects do not have to budget for evaluation as this is managed centrally. However, projects should be aware that they will be required to work with the Grants Team on monitoring and evaluating the project and therefore should plan this into the time of the project leads.
Is the grant amount per year or a total for the duration of the project?
The grant amount is a total for the duration of the project.
What percentage of the grant will be paid up front?
We will work with successful applicants to establish what set up costs each project will need. Payments will then be made in six-monthly installments, only upon satisfactory receipt of monitoring and financial reports.
Will you be running any information sessions for those thinking of applying?
We will be running information sessions to encourage applications from our priority areas: the East Midlands; user-run and user-led groups; Children and Young People projects. For all other applicants, we encourage you to read the guidance notes carefully, we have revised these to provide all the information you need.