Over the next 5 years we will be setting up Time to Change Hubs across England.
There are currently Hubs in the following areas: Leeds, Cumbria, West Sussex and Suffolk, where we are running a Champions Fund. In each area £10,000 is available for local Champions to apply for up to £500. Champions will be able to use this money to run anti-stigma activity.
"Thank you for encouraging me to speak out and the opportunity to create and run my own event. It has given me the confidence to run further events and feel more comfortable with friends and in the workplace."
Time to Change Champion
Interested in finding out more? Check out the FAQs below.
What kind of activity do you want to fund?
We want to fund Social Contact activity. At Time to Change, we define Social Contact as conversations that take place between people who have lived experience of mental health problems and those who may not.
We often talk about the stat that 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem in any given year. Social contact activity is run by the 1 in 4; individuals with experience of mental health problems who are willing to share their stories. They are running the activity for the 3 in 4; people who haven’t experienced mental health problems, with the aim of changing any stigmatising attitudes they may have.
When people talk to each other and establish common ground, prejudices and assumptions are often challenged and replaced with mutual understanding and respect. This can lead to changes in attitudes and behaviours and our campaign is proving that it is an incredibly effective way to reduce stigma and discrimination.
You can find more information on different types of social contact here.
Why is funding only available in some areas?
Funding is only available in some areas as it is linked to the location of the Time to Change Hubs.
Unfortunately we don’t have enough funding to be able to set up Hubs everywhere but we hope that at least one Hub will be close enough to you for you to be able to apply.
What kind of things can't be funded?
We will not fund:
- Equipment (i.e. cameras, computers etc.)
- Training courses
- Salary costs
- Activity solely based in a workplace (i.e. not public facing / community based).
What will you ask me about when I apply?
As well as taking basic contact details we will ask you about four key things:
1. We will ask you to describe your activity and how you will deliver that activity.
2. We will ask you how your activity meets our definition of social contact.
3. We will ask you who your activity is for.
4. We will ask you how much your activity is going to cost.
More information about the different questions we will ask and tips on how to answer can be found on our information for applicants page.
What support can I get to help me with my application?
What happens once I’ve applied?
When do I need to submit my application by?
- 30 November 2017 (for Round 1)
- 30 March 2018 (for Round 2)