Democracy - Decision details

Decision details

Mental Health Small Grants Scheme

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



The Mental Small Grants Scheme was created in partnership with the Health and Wellbeing Board to give Brentwood’s communities the opportunity to provide mental health initiatives in the Borough. Grants of up to £4,000 were available to not-for-profit individuals, organisations and groups for wellbeing projects delivered between 1 August 2021 and 31 March 2022. Projects must be delivered in the Borough and involve people with live experience in design planning and delivery.


Mrs Anderson was present at the meeting and summarised the report.


A motion was MOVED by Cllr Poppy and SECONDED by Cllr Tierney to approve the recommendations in the report.


Following discussion a vote was taken by a show of hands and it RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY to:


Agree to fund those projects highlighted in green as outlined in Appendix B out of the Mental Health Small Grants Scheme and Contain Management Fund allocations.   



Reasons for Recommendation


Each application has been subject to a robust, independent and transparent scoring process to ensure fairness in the allocation of funding.  Once reviewed, the applications were scored by a panel of officers including a representative from the Health and Wellbeing Board, considering the following key priorities:

·         Evidence that the bid meets the criteria, and the Health and Wellbeing Board expected outcomes

·         Evidence that the applicant has involved those with lived experience in the planning and delivery of the project.

·         Evidence that the bid has an effective monitoring system in place.

·         Evidence that the applicant has sought additional external funding or in-kind value (such as the use of volunteers) for the project

·         Evidence that the project is sustainable once the Mental Health Support Grant contribution has ceased.




Report author: Lucy Gill

Publication date: 14/07/2021

Date of decision: 28/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2021 - Community & Health Committee

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