Please select a drop-down option below to find out details on Community Solutions funds and funding application documents.
The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, an important Scotland-wide funding initiative for community and voluntary sector (CVS) organisations, funded by the Scottish Government and with fund management through the 32 Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) across Scotland on behalf of the government.
VANL - as the TSI for the area - launched Phase One of the Fund in North Lanarkshire, in late 2021, awarding over £1.6 million in funds by March 2022. VANL launched Phase Two in late 2022 with £955K in funds awarded by March 2023.
The fund is managed by VANL as part of our Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Community Solutions programme.
Phase 3 Update - VANL has received £955K of funding from the Scottish Government to support community and voluntary sector groups to contribute to the fund’s purpose of:
- improving mental health and wellbeing
- reducing mental health inequalities
- reducing stigma around mental health and illness
by supporting “at risk” groups in North Lanarkshire through community-based support.
As for Phase Two of the fund, there are three options for applicants to Phase Three:
- continued funding for projects funding in Phase 2
- new projects that have not received funding through this fund to date
- equalities projects to support black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and/or LGBTQi+ groups.
If you have any queries, please contact Gordon.email@example.com
All 3 application forms as well as the funds guidance is available to download below:
- New Projects Application
- Existing Projects Application
- Equalities Projects Application
- Fund Guidance
The Children, Young People and Families Mental Health fund has successfully funded mental health and wellbeing supports for children, young people and their families within each of the 23 school clusters across North Lanarkshire.
Phase 4 has now launched and projects on the Glow page can be chosen to be funded by CIILs.
For more information on the fund, please contact Claire Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to see what your organisation currently has on the Glow platform, please contact Claire Stewart (email@example.com)
Applications for this can be submitted until March 31st 2024 using the following form:
If you want to edit what is currently on there, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further funding-related enquiries please contact Gordon.Watson@VANL.co.uk
Please select a drop-down option below to find out details on additional Community Solutions resources.
Community Solutions are piloting the use of Care Opinion for the Community and Voluntary Sector, as The Health and Social Care Partnership have taken out an extended subscription to cover all health and social care services.
Care Opinion is the UK's independent non-profit feedback platform for health and social care. On Care Opinion, you can anonymously share your honest experience of a health care or social care service within the last 3 years. Your feedback is directed to the people responsible for delivering the service, and they will respond in 7 days to discuss your story to inspire change.
All stories are reviewed by the Care Opinion team before they are shared to ensure that people are kept anonymous, and that the story can be targeted effectively.
To find out more, visit the Care Opinion website.
Take the pledge to become a positive smoke-free role model
Not smoking around children is the best way to encourage them to grow up not to smoke.
VANL is working in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire on the Positive Smoke-Free Role Models project which has a particular focus on children, and works towards:
- Preventing children and young people becoming the next generation of people who smoke
- Protecting children, adults, and pets from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke
To support and promote these goals throughout Lanarkshire, we’re asking you to take the pledge to become a positive smoke-free role model for children and young people.
Whether it’s not smoking around children, making your home and car smoke-free, or positively influencing others to get involved and take the pledge, you can be a positive smoke-free role model for children and young people.
You don’t have to smoke to take the pledge, everyone can get involved!
Take a few minutes out of your day and take the pledge here.