Bring your ideas to life
If you have an idea that you think could help address a particular need in your community that relates to mental wellbeing and are keen to collaborate with researchers, we want to hear from you.
The scheme has been designed to test a new way of funding that connects communities with researchers to access knowledge, research skills and resources. We brought together community members, researchers and public engagement professionals and designed a fund together that is...
- Focused on mental wellbeing
- Committed to funding ideas with potential
For the story so far of The Ideas Fund, click here.
We are now closed for applications from community groups an existing researcher/community partnerships. We are still looking for researchers who are interested in collaborating with community groups. For more information about how to apply see here.
Our new video!
The Ideas Fund brings together people who have an idea about how to improve the mental wellbeing of their local community, to collaborate with researchers who can help turn their idea into a reality. We, along with The Liminal Space, have produced a video sharing some of the highlights so far, as told by project participants themselves.
Round One - continued monitoring learning and reflections
We have recently been reading, listening and learning from the subsequent progress updates sent in Summer 2022. In this blog we look at some of the key headlines of the emerging learning's as the projects and relationships develop.
The Ideas Fund project funding announcement - Round 2
We are delighted to announce the 28 organisations that have been shortlisted through Round 2 of The Ideas Fund. These organisations will now be offered a grant of £3,000 to help them develop their ideas around mental wellbeing by working with researchers over the coming months.