New Midlothian mental health fund now open for applications!

The Midlothian ‘Mental Health in the Community’ Small Grants Fund has now opened. The fund aims to build the capacity of local organisations to support individuals whose mental health has been adversely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown. This is an opportunity for charities and social enterprises working with volunteers to apply for small grants of up to £10,000 each, to expand and develop their mental health and wellbeing support services.

The fund aims to build your organisation’s capacity to provide volunteer-led mental health support in the community. Volunteer Midlothian have partnered up with Health in Mind, who will deliver bespoke online training to the volunteers providing this support.

To apply for a grant, you must: 

  • Be providing a service to Midlothian residents;
  • Have been in operation for at least one year; 
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of mental health service provision.

Funded projects will need to adhere to current social distancing guidelines, so delivery may initially be via telephone or online platforms. We are looking to support a span of activities for people of all age groups, including children, young people, working age adults and older people. 

A few key dates for those interested in applying: 

  • Launch of Grant: 2nd July 
  • Online surgeries for those interested in applying:  6th and 8th July
  • Grant Deadline: 12pm Thurs 16th July

Please email completed application forms to You can also get in touch with Natalie if you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail.