The objectives of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust, (CGMT), are to raise awareness of suicide, to urge all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help, and to support people, especially young people, who are fighting to overcome poor mental health.
CGMT was set up in memory of Cameron Grant, who tragically took his own life after a long, but hidden, history of depression. The trust sought innovative ways to spread the message ‘There is always someone you can talk to.’ The use of Cameron’s Coasters (drink mats) and Cameron’s Coffee Cups printed with signposts to local and national mental health resources has been hugely successful, with nearly one million coasters printed and distributed to Universities, Schools, Professional Federations and Workplaces.
CGMT provides small cash awards to support innovation in mental health – encouraging innovative ways to support individuals suffering with poor mental health. CGMT will offer ‘seed-funding’ of between £100 & £2,500, to individuals or organisations who need money to trial new ways to support those in need.
The grant can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports the treatment mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change. Ideas should typically fit into one of the following categories:
- Destigmatising Mental Health
- Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care
- Improving Mental Well Being
(Note the grants are for project-based activities that demonstrate clear innovation. They will not be made to fund ongoing operational expenses or salaries).
To apply for these grants send an email with a brief outline of your idea and the amount you will be requesting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMGT will review you request and get back to you within two weeks with an initial assessment. If this is positive, we will invite you to complete a formal application online via a Google Form. This should take between 20 & 30 minutes to complete.
For full details on this grant programme please visit www.camgrant.org.uk/innovate/
Applications are being accepted from 11th January 2021.