Chelmsford CVS E-Update #245

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Here is a round-up of the latest Chelmsford CVS E-Update.

£1.75 million of funding announced to tackle mental health

As part of the Comic Relief ‘Thriving not just surviving’ initiative, funding is now available to target vulnerable and disadvantaged young men, aged between 11-20, who are experiencing mental health problems.

Approximately 1 in 10 children and young people suffer from mental health problems. These include depression, anxiety and self-harm, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Young men in the UK face specific challenges. Suicide rates continue to be high amongst men under 35 and services are struggling to identify and engage effectively with young men in order for them to access the support they need.

Comic Relief expect to make approximately 20 grants of around £100,000 to £150,000 across the UK. They are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works. The deadline for funding applications is Friday 13th October 2017.

More information can be found on their website.

Presentation Skills

Voluntary Sector Training (VST) are holding a Presentation Skills course on Thursday 12th October. The course is aimed at people who are not only inexperienced at delivering presentations, but also those who are looking increase their confidence in this area.

For more information please visit the VST website.

Corporate Aid Scheme and Equality & Diversity Grant

Chelmsford City Council has launched the 2018/19 round of both the Corporate Aid Scheme and Equality & Diversity Grant. The closing date for funding applications is 4.30pm Thursday 19th October.

For more information, please visit the Chelmsford City Council website.

InterACT Activity Programme

The October to December InterACT Activity Programme can be downloaded as a pdf file here.

If you are, or you know, a young person aged 12-18 with learning disabilities/additional needs, please check out the wide range of activities on offer.


If you would like to learn more about the Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CVS) please visit their website.

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