Midlothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

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Midlothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

January 2024

The Midlothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund – Small Grants. The overarching aim of the Fund is to support community-based initiatives that promote and develop good mental health and wellbeing and/or mitigate and protect against the impact of distress and mental ill health within the adult population.  In Midlothian there was £246,454.83 available in Year 3 across three separate grant streams, consisting of microgrants up to the value of £2000, small grants up to £10,000 and a very limited number of larger grants up to £30,000 each. 

We are delighted to have been awarded £9,976.05 from the Midlothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults

The award will support us to extend our programme of yoga on social prescription out to Midlothian. We propose to partner with agencies embedded in the Dalkeith community such as WomensAid and MELD app to offer a weekly trauma-informed chair yoga class for people in recovery from substance use or mental health issues and a monthly women’s trauma-informed yoga class.