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#Thrive is provided by the NHS Pennine Care in partnership with Link4Life and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop MIND. #Thrive is for children and young people aged up to 19 years who are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing issues (e.g. feeling stressed, worried or not enjoying things).

Drop In sessions are available every week at the #Thrive café Around the Corner located on Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NZ. Sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 10am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm.

You must live, or be registered with a GP practice (doctor) in the Rochdale borough (which includes Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale).

#Thrive can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person.

To find out more or make an appointment contact: 0161 716 2844 or visit: www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/Thrive

#Thrive is a new service providing early emotional health and wellbeing support to children and young people aged 0-19 across Rochdale Borough/ Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. As part of this service, #Thrive has a small amount of funding to support projects, activities and events which will improve the quality of life for young people in our local communities, supporting positive emotional wellbeing.

Bids must look to support emotional wellbeing in children and young people aged 0-19 years in the Rochdale Borough area (which includes Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale) through a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • Schemes that deliver strategies enabling individuals to manage their own personal emotional wellbeing and thrive within their local community
  • Schemes which specifically aim to reduce isolation, increase emotional wellbeing or develop an individual’s capabilities
  • Schemes that provide opportunities which families are able to take part in together
  • Schemes which are innovative and adds value to existing local provision
  • Schemes which provide training or resources to community organisations that enhance their capacity to support emotional wellbeing difficulties.

All projects awarded funding are expected to take place by July 2018.

Please read through the application form, along with the Policy for the Allocation of Grants and the application guidance notes before fully completing your application.  If you do not supply all of the information requested your application will be rendered incomplete and will not be considered. You can either apply online or complete a word version of the application form and return it using the contact details on the form.

  • Apply for a Social Prescription Grant Online
  • Social Prescription Grant Application Form (Word, xxxKB)
  • Social Prescription Grant Application Guidance Notes (PDF, xxxKB) ?????
  • Policy for the Allocation of Grants (PDF, 165KB) ??????

To apply for a grant your group must have a constitution, safeguarding policy and bank account and ensure that all activities are suitably insured and risk assessed.  If you require assistance in writing a constitution or safeguarding policy, you can contact the Organisational Support & Advice Services at CVS Rochdale. You may also find the Ten Steps to Writing a Constitution guidance helpful.  Successful applications will be required to sign and return a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

See the table below for the type of funding which you can apply for:

Category Funding amount Description
Activities Up to £1,000 Activities which contribute to the development and wellbeing of the community and are ongoing throughout the year.
Events Up to £1,000 Events that are classed as one- off annual events which benefit whole communities and include these communities in the organisation and planning of events.
Training Up to £1,000  Training which upskills volunteers or professionals to better understand and support the emotional wellbeing needs of Young People

 Closing dates for community grant applications are:

  • 28 August 2017
  • 29 December 2017
  • 26 February 2018

Grants are available to support community, sports, arts, heritage and play projects, activities and events.

Key Activities
A Equipment/materials  or specialist kit to help the organisation develop
B Specialist coaching or teaching sessions
C Contributions towards coaching costs - excluding salaries (for new organisations only)
D Hire or purchase of equipment or performers for events / fetes / carnivals 
E Hire of facility for delivery use
Key Events
A Equipment/materials
B Hire or purchase of equipment / performers
C Publicity / advertising / promotions
D Staffing
E Hire of Facility for event

We do not fund?

  • Work which has already taken place before receipt of offer letter
  • General appeals or sponsorship; fundraising for national, local charities (including local branches) or other local organisations
  • Activities of a mainly political or religious nature
  • Refreshments and/or accommodation
  • Outings
  • Travel expenses (volunteer travel expenses are permitted)
  • Events which do not involve members of the local community participating
  • Repair costs where deterioration is due to neglect
  • Loan against loss or debt
  • Administration expenses i.e. postage, telephone, utilities etc
  • Running costs i.e. gas, electricity, water, salaries, insurance, rent etc
  • Land purchase
  • Vehicle purchase
  • Disabled facilities where there is no proven need for the work to be carried out or where you are upgrading an existing facility in order to meet the statutory requirements of the DDA.
  • Activities/events funded in previous rounds of the same financial year.

Use the links below to see which organisations have received a community grant in the past and how they have used the funding.  This will also give you ideas and inspiration for whether your organisation can apply for funding.

  • Round One 2017 (PDF, xxxKB)
  • Round Two 2017
  • Etc etc

There are many organisations offering help and support to the voluntary, community and faith sector.  Some of the websites which you may find useful include:

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Contact details

Telephone: 0161 716 2844


Further information

Website: #Thrive