The Queensland Mental Health Commission provides grants of up to $50,000 to enable organisations to implement innovative, locally-led initiatives to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders in line with a range of priority actions in the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019.
Non-government organisations and local councils are invited to apply for grants for initiatives that:
- support social inclusion for those experiencing mental illness, mental health problems and problems related to alcohol and other drug use by fostering opportunities and removing barriers for individuals and groups to develop and maintain supportive relationships and a sense of community connection and connections to others
- support community participation by providing opportunities and removing barriers to undertaking activities which are meaningful, engaging and which enhance feelings of confidence and self-worth
- improve the physical health of people living with mental illness through integrated, evidence-based community programs.
The Grants Program will focus on the needs of vulnerable groups including:
- people living in rural and remote Queensland
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
- other groups who are at risk of marginalisation (for example older people).
Applications are open now and close 31 August 2016.
For more information visit the Queensland Mental Health Commission website.