Living Well Sefton – Community Resilience Grant – Round 12

We’re writing this blog in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 – the theme of this year is Anxiety #MyAnxiety.

It’s good timing that we have recently put our next Community Resilience Grant live and open for applications.

If you’re a voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector group or business and want to support Sefton residents with their mental health and wellbeing, this grant could be for you.

If you;

-Meet the criteria – which includes:

1.    Community groups, residents, groups, voluntary organisations, faith-based groups, and social enterprises working in, or providing services to the residents of Sefton over the age of 18

2. Organisations involved in the project for which the grant will be used must all:

-Be a constituted body and have a bank account with a minimum of two signatories

-Follow an open access policy

-Be non-political

-Agree to all appropriate staff and volunteers being trained in Making Every Contact Count

3. Applications for funding must demonstrate they:

  1. Have a focus on activities to improve health & wellbeing, especially activities involving mental health.
  2. Have completed the necessary risk assessments.


  • Support the aim of Living Well Sefton to reduce health and social inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of people and families in our most deprived communities and delivering strategic goals of:
  • Address inequality by improving the health of the poorest fastest.
  • Increase resilience at individual, household and community levels.
  • Contribute to supporting people to stay well and live independently for longer, without reliance on additional support such as social care and the NHS.
  • Being innovative or creative to address a specific problem or need.
  • Working in partnership with others to avoid duplication and maximise impact.

-Complete the application form – please contact the Living Well Sefton team if you have any problems or questions with this

-Submit to the relevant email address by June 12th (

You could be awarded up to £2,000 to help support your project, course, class…anything that helps the people of Sefton to improve their mental health.

For more information, the full criteria and information about who was awarded funds in Community Resilience Grant Round 11, please visit our website here.

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