'see me...' Local Grants Scheme

Date: 30th August 2010

'see me's Local Grants Scheme will grant awards of up to £5,000 to local groups who can come up with fresh and innovative ideas and projects to tackle the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill-health.

This round of awards will include groups and organisations the Area Health Board Regions of Lothian, Borders, Fife, Western Isles and Forth Valley. There will also be one Equality Award of up to £5,000 on offer for work that aims to tackle mental health and stigma inequalities in one or more equalities group.
They will fund projects that aim to:

- Change public understanding, attitudes and behaviour so that the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill-health is eliminated.
- Enhance the ability of people to challenge stigma and discrimination.
- Ensure people with mental health problems and those who support them are valued and included.
- Improve media reporting of mental ill-health.

The deadline for applications is 24 September 2010.