London Youth offers micro-grants for young people's mental health ideas

The charity is will give up to £400 for community mental health projects created by young people

A London-based charity is offering micro-grants of up to £400 to young people who want to create mental health projects in their area.

Youth London is looking for people aged 14 to 20 to put forward an idea for a project that promotes or raises awareness of positive mental health and well-being in their community.

Young people applying through a youth organisation they are already involved with will receive a grant of £400, plus £200 to cover support costs for their organisation. Those who apply directly to the charity will receive £400.

Projects will ideally take between two and six months to deliver, the charity said in a statement.

The charity plans to offer 48 microgrants in total, split into four funding rounds between May 2019 and May 2020.

Applications for the second funding round are now open and will close on 30 September.

In a statement, the charity said: "We encourage young people to be at the forefront of the project. This means, they should take a lead on the application process, running and budgeting for the project, and evaluating and reporting back."

The charity said it would accept applications on paper, online or through a phone call.

The next funding round will close in February and the final one will close in May.

More information about applications and registering an interest in the scheme can be found here.

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