LCR Cares – Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 


The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority with the VS6 Partnership has launched the LCR Cares Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to support local charities, voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable adults impacted by poor mental health and wellbeing. The fund will prioritise projects, which directly respond to acute need and are delivered by organisations based within their local community and able to provide appropriate provision for the people they support.

The priority areas for the fund are:

• Suicide and self- harm prevention for adults    

• Reduction in social isolation for older people

• Counselling support for bereavement and depression

• Parental mental health and family support

• Men’s mental health


We are also particularly interested in applications for the projects supporting the follow groups:

- Minority communities including people with physical or learning difficulties, LGBTQ+, BAME (including provision from organisations with the understanding of cultural backgrounds and able to offer multilingual support if needed)      

Applicants should have an established track record in providing mental health and wellbeing services and be able to demonstrate this in the application together with providing details on relevant qualifications of staff/support workers.

Who can apply?

Registered charities and constituted voluntary, community and faith organisations who have been operating for at least 12 months and be offering placed based activities i.e. delivering services in the community that the organisation is based in.

How much is available?

Grants of up to £5000. Please note that the total budget for this fund is £140,000 and we will be awarding grants in all six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region.

What cannot be funded?


How to apply?

Please visit the Community Foundation for Merseyside’s website - and complete an online application form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below. You can attach the documents to your online application, or email them to

Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A copy of your governing document*

2. A copy of your latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document

3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group (dated within the last 3 months)

4. A list of your Trustees/Directors/Management Committee members*

5. A copy of your current Safeguarding Policy*. All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure, we recommend taking advice from your local CVS/infrastructure organisation.

Closing date

Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 5pm



Successful applicants will need to demonstrate how project outcomes have been met and explain what tools and methods used to gather that information. The monitoring form will be provided with grant offers and grantees are expected to collect data on the progress of their beneficiaries during the period of the grant, share feedback and provide a short case study to help us review and share the success of the grant programme.


What happens next?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.  We expect decisions to be made in early May 2022.

Community Foundation for Merseyside

Third Floor, Stanley Building, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DN

Email:   Tel: 0330 440 4900

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